Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll drop in from time to time to check out the selections on this e-jukebox, drop a figurative quarter in the slot, and give a listen. Unlike those actual quarters for those actual Wurlitzers some of us remember, this quarter gets you as many plays as you might want, not just three.
Much of the work on this site reflects my sense that writing and speaking are very different modes of language. For the most part, we are so “bi-languagal” that have learned to miss these differences and their possible implications. As a student of literature, I’ve been drawn to writers such as Robinson Jeffers and Jack Kerouac where the tension between these modes of language become audible, visible, significant. Similarly, I’ve been drawn to what might be termed “textual rhetoric” as way of trying to engage these differences. As a poet, I’ve become more interested in how the page can be used as a space for enacting speech and correspondingly less focused on the page as a space for inscribing writing.
If any of these matters seem interesting—or perhaps puzzling in what might be a productive way—perhaps some of the work I’ll be gathering here will be worth a play. And if there’s anything here you’d like to talk about, let’s get a booth and kick stuff around. You can imagine cherry cokes or pitchers of beer, but the table top, I must tell you, is chipped formica and the upholstery definitely naugahyde.