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Thank You For Your Song | Chapter 16 | Companion Playlist and Links

Thank You For Your Song | Chapter 16 | Companion Playlist and Links
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I’m proud to have a new essay, titled “Thank You For Your Song,” published in Chapter 16, the venerable literary magazine of Humanities Tennessee edited by Margaret Renkl. The essay asks the question, “What do we owe the writers who get us…

The Only Poem on My Wall Was a Leonard Cohen Poem

The Only Poem on My Wall Was a Leonard Cohen Poem
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In a second floor apartment in a non-descript building on a street in the Heights section of Jersey City, on a wall likely hidden under coats of paint, is “The Only Poem” by Leonard Cohen. That is its title. “The…

The Night My T-Shirt Let Me Down

The Night My T-Shirt Let Me Down
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(First read at Howlin’ After Dark at Howlin’ Books in Nashville, September 5, 2014) On the day in seventh grade that I learned I’d been accepted into the national junior honor society. I walked home at lunch, went up to…

Kenny Gorka, the Prince of Bleecker Street: A Remembrance

Kenny Gorka, the Prince of Bleecker Street: A Remembrance
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It was — at the time — the most important gig of my life. Early-to-mid 90s. The Bitter End on Bleecker Street in New York City. The place where the legends played. I earned it in a roundabout way.  A…