Tag Archives: Patricia Smith

Thank You, Howard Frank Mosher, For Your Friendship And The Inspiration Of Your Life’s Work

Yesterday, I was reading The True Account: A Novel of the Lewis & Clark & Kinneson Expeditions, one of couple of Howard Frank Mosher novels I hadn’t yet gotten around to, when I received word that the author, and my … Continue reading

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PW Gives A Starred Review to “Incendiary Art”

Congratulations to my brilliant wife Patricia Smith, who just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly for her forthcoming poetry collection, Incendiary Art. The review says in part: “Using the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till as her anchor, Smith … Continue reading

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Our European Tour, Part I: A Rainy Day in London

Over the next week, I’ll be posting some photos my poet-wife Patricia Smith and I took on our recent four-city European tour in July. Today’s installment: It wouldn’t have been London without a rainy day.

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers Now?” It’s Bob the Drag Queen!

Bob the Drag Queen is the season 8 winner of the wildly popular TV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Bob and my wife, the critically acclaimed poet Patricia Smith, have a mutual friend who introduced them backstage at the Gramercy Theater … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? It’s Grammy Winner Tom Hambridge

Tom Hambridge is a blues solo artist and record producer who won a 2011 Grammy Award for writing and producing Buddy Guy’s album, Living Proof. You can learn more about Tom and his work here. I caught up with him … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? It’s Bluesman Tommy Castro!

Fifteen years ago, while visiting Chicago, my wife Patricia Smith and I wanted to take in some live music at one of the city’s remaining blues clubs. We checked the listings and learned that The Tommy Castro Band was appearing … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers” Now? Blues Sax Player Keith Crossan!

Keith Crossan is one of the best blues sax players in creation. I first became aware of him during the years he played with Tommy Castro, but these days he’s got his own band and recently cut a new record. … Continue reading

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Getting the Blues — And Loving It

Why the blues? Why are my wife Patricia and I drawn to music found at the bottom of a shot glass, the music of the scorned and shattered? Why do we end so many of our nights sipping something bitter … Continue reading

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Gotta Go Gotta Flow

“It was a living self-contained theater.” That’s how Michael Abramson described his years photographing Peppers Hideout, Perv’s House, the High Chaparral, the Patio Lounge, and the Showcase Lounge on Chicago’s South Side in the 1970s. Bump contests and blues. Love … Continue reading

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James Taylor At Tanglewood on the Fourth of July

The great James Taylor was superb, as always, at Tanglewood, MA, on the Fourth of July. My wife Patricia Smith and I took the photos.

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