Questions and Answers with Jared Carter

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In late 2001 I traveled to the town of Hopkinsville, in southwestern Kentucky, in order to give a poetry reading at the local community college.

The reading had been arranged by my friend Brett Ralph, the poet and singer, who was teaching at the college, and who is now a professor in the . . . → Read More: Questions and Answers with Jared Carter

An Equal and Opposite Reaction?

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It’s called cognitive dissonance – the confusion you experience when you try to hold two contradictory ideas at once.

One of them?  That despite the financial meltdown, everything’s going to be all right. Why? Because many of the same Wall Street financiers responsible for most serious economic depression since the 1930s are now working in the . . . → Read More: An Equal and Opposite Reaction?

In Deep Winter, with Snow Falling

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In deep winter, with snow falling, I like to be sitting on a couple of milk crates in someone’s woodworking shop, keeping company while that person re-works the paneling in an old door, or puts together the pieces of a newly stripped kitchen chair.

Woodworking shops are preferred, because they smell the best, but . . . → Read More: In Deep Winter, with Snow Falling

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