Monthly Archives: October 2013

Nature’s Veils

       A proverbial saying is that nature has “veils,” which, like an exotic dancer, she takes off one by one until we see her as she “really” is. From the perspective of age 64, I find that “nature” … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Read My Poems at Nicholls (10/23/13) and “Notes for the Perfect Poem” by John Finlay

  I have been asked to read poems from my new book on LSU Press — The Fiddler of Driskill Hill (2013) — at my university, Nicholls State University, in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The reading will be 10:45 AM-noon in the … Continue reading

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LSU Press Releases My New Book of Poems Today: The Fiddler of Driskill Hill + “Hurricane Baby” (Posted Poem)

Louisiana State University Press officially releases today (10/15/13) my new book of poems entitled The Fiddler of Driskill Hill. These are poems set in Louisiana, both north and south, but with themes that are universal. Born in north Louisiana in … Continue reading

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On Literary Gifts and Giving: My Poet Friend John Finlay (1941-1991)

     The following mediation was written in the spring of 2013 for the monthly newsletter of my church,  St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Thibodaux, Louisiana. This revised version was published in The Anglican: A Quarterly Journal of Anglican Identity … Continue reading

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The Given World

     In our time, physicists have discovered ever smaller subatomic particles. Perhaps one day they will find that there is nothing but an elusive shadow of matter at the core — or “nothing” itself. Going the other way, astronomers … Continue reading

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