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New Year Poetry and Photography

New Year Poetry and Photography

We’ve had some strong additions recently to our Spinozablue archives, most of them by previous contributors. Poetry by Hilary Sideris, Ricky Garni, Sean Howard, and Frederick Pollack grace our pages in 2021, and Ricky Garni brings us some of his photography as well. Please give them a close read/look and add comments on the Contact us page.     *     *     *     Have started another book by Elisabeth Roudinesco, Why Psychoanalysis? Of special interest to me so far is her depiction…

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Hilary Sideris and the Winds of Italy

Hilary Sideris and the Winds of Italy

Olea Europaea Considering the microscopic scales that let your silver- green, shimmering leaves retain water in desert sun, your fruit so fraught with energy it fueled clay lamps in Greece, I feel more squat, gnarled, tolerant of heat, admire without envy your thousand-year life span.   Winds of Italy La Tramontana blows tra monte, between mountains, female in a land where wind, vento, is male. La Bora bears down from the Adriatic, makes harsh Slavic sounds. Dante called il Grecale…

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The Way of the Harvest

The Way of the Harvest

Spinozablue welcomes in the month of October with new poetry from Alessio Zanelli, Kyle Hemmings and Joshua Bocher.     *     *     *     *     *   Hilary Sideris, one of our contributors, has a new book of poems out. It’s called Sweet Flag, and you can purchase it through Finishing Line Press. Congratulations, Hilary!    

Form is Emptiness. Emptiness is Form

Form is Emptiness. Emptiness is Form

Spinozablue welcomes the poetry of Virginie Colline, Hilary Sideris, Changming Yuan, Kenneth Pobo, Joan McNerney, and the fiction of Shanna Perplies. *     *     *     *     * A tip of the hat goes to nnyhav for the link to Tim Parks’ excellent article in the New York Review of Books, The Chattering Mind. While most of the article is about modern literature, there is a section on the Buddhist quest to still the mind which I found brilliantly concise and relevant…

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Hilary Sideris: The Keith Poems

Hilary Sideris: The Keith Poems

THIRTEEN     The best thing that happened to me (after they dumped me from Boys’ Choir when my voice broke) was being a scout, learning to tie those knots— the bowline, the sheepshank. I read all Baden-Powell’s manuals: how to pluck a fowl, gut a squirrel, ignite a fire with dry twigs & a magnifier. It gave a boy a chance to swagger, badges on his sash, knife in his belt.   I got promoted to squad leader &…

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