Her deeply moving crescendo to “The Song of Myself” starts 9 minutes in.
“If you are ever in the New York area and wish to obtain a book, be sure to call on librarian Frances Hamilton at the local library. The beautiful miss graces the May 1965 cover of Bronze Thrills. She stands 5 ft. 5 in. tall and weighs only 120. She has curves that are all in [...]
In these dark times solace comes keeping the faith that even atheists believe. Towards that end booksellers suggest…
“Two years ago, I suddenly needed, while doing a tricky translation, to look up something in the Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, the one that comes with a magnifying glass on account of the very small print – and although it is described as “compact”, it has taken up a lot of room [...]
I’ve always wanted to write a Confidence Man story for thugs and the women who love them. A Mookie Jackson story. As I once wrote in a piece on the Ghetto Harlequin phenomenon, regards founding father Daniel Defoe, “One of street literature’s great subjects has always been the highlife player, the big-dicked, bejeweled raconteur/entrepreneur, no [...]
A friend of mine sent me a photo he took of a bookshelf at Zimbali Retreat, a Canaan Mountain eco-lux’ lodge 20 minutes uphill from Negril, Jamaica. And there, low and behold, is Life, as I like to say, Turns Man Up and Down in stellar company. To my left is a book on Rastafarian [...]