Archive | July, 2012


“Voices of Haiti” — Our Common Humanity

I have never seen a more stirring and crafted fusion of poetry, photography, and music, than in “Voices of Haiti: A Post-Quake Odyssey in Verse.” Poet Kwame Dawes, composer and poet Kevin Simmonds, singer Valetta Brinson, and photographer Andre Lambertson combined their significant collective talents to create a masterpiece. “Voices of Haiti” gives voice to HIV-positive […]

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The Necessary Truth of Deserts

When I was a boy, my family frequently camped at Joshua Tree National Park, a huge and beautiful desert park in Southern California. It was there I learned to savor and love deserts. While we often think of deserts as barren, empty places, they are nothing of the sort. At first glance, deserts can seem, […]

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Many thanks to Dennis Wills, of DG Wills Books in La Jolla, California, where we had a terrific reading on Saturday night, July 7th. I’m so grateful to the many friends and family members who made their way to La Jolla on a cool, quiet Saturday. DG Wills Books is an amazing bookstore, packed from […]

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