The poet Edward Hirsch discusses writing an elegy for his son: http://nyr.kr/1xAjgSO
“A person who’s only suffering can’t write a poem. There are choices to be made, and you need to be objective. I’m working, I’m making decisions, but it’s so red hot, thinking about his life and what he might regard as appropriate for someone else to know.”
Collage by Patrick Bremer
U.S. Democrats plan to give Israel an addition $225 million for military spending. The same bill also cuts $1 billion of emergency funds meant to deal with the 50,000 undocumented child migrants held in crowded and unsanitary border facilities.
Israel already received $504 million for the joint U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program for the Fiscal Year of 2014. That is not including the $3.1 Billion the Obama Administration spent on Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014.
no money for water in detroit
no money for public schools
no money for student loan debt relief
no money for healthcare
no money for crumbling infrastructure
no money for economic investment in inner cities and indian country
People need to get angry now
Portrait of a daughter of Danaus acting in “The Suppliant Maidens” on Mount Parnassus in Greece, December 1930.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic Creative
Jonathan Demme and André Gregory on Naps and Beans
Hear about some of film director Jonathan Demme and theater director André Gregory’s favorite things.