Monthly Archives: October 2011


Editor’s Note: Welcome to the special Halloween edition of the Saturday Poetry Series here on As It Ought To Be. Today’s haunting is by the incredibly talented Kate Durbin, who inspires me to live every day in costume. Featuring Ms. … Continue reading

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Picasso’s Masterpiece: Art in the Novel II

Picasso’s Masterpiece: Art in the Novel II by Jordan A. Rothacker This 25th of October marks the 130th birthday of Pablo Picasso. He has been absent from this world since 1973, but the 92 years he was in this world … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note: Every once in a while on this series I like to give a shout out to an organization that is furthering poetry in contemporary America, and today is one of those days. Located in New York, Poets House … Continue reading

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Andreas Economakis

Blindness by Andreas Economakis (It must have happened while I was asleep.) I awake suddenly, short of breath and out of sorts. The dream I was having flutters away before I can grasp its meaning. I look around the dark … Continue reading

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MADELEINE AS WHITE COUNTRY By Paul Legault At least you can sleep by the American names for loneliness: Iowa, Nebraska, Memphis, like snow that we had to talk about when it refused to go away. Give it names, names for … Continue reading

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In Defense of Ambiguity

In his review of Wittgenstein’s Mistress, a seminal experimentalist novel by David Markson, David Foster Wallace describes Markson’s narrative technique as “deep nonsense.” That novel tells the story of a woman who lives alone in a house on a beach, … Continue reading

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The Apple / IBM Difference: A Tribute to Steve Jobs

I never knew Steve Jobs, but I almost worked for him twice. I interviewed for a technical writer position at Apple in 1980, and for the director of documentation role at NeXT in 1993. In truth, I was both sorry … Continue reading

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Robert McAlmon: A Lost Voice of the Lost Generation

Robert McAlmon: A Lost Voice of the Lost Generation By Chase Dimock A writer, publisher, and a connoisseur of the Parisian nightlife, Robert McAlmon was a fixture of the Lost Generation’s expatriate community in Paris in the 20s and 30s. … Continue reading

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By Johnathon Williams: ANNIVERSARY SONNET We fought all night, all morning, so I treat myself to breakfast down at Common Grounds, a Fayetteville thing to do. A regular pounds the dregs of a Bloody Mary, and the heat at 10 … Continue reading

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THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it … Continue reading

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