E-books have hit the mainstream, and for the first time are consistently outselling their pulp-and-ink brethren, according to Amazon.com.
Amazon hit a symbolic milestone last holiday season, when for one day its sales of e-books exceeded the number of dead-tree books it had sold.… Read the rest
SAN FRANCISCO — Opera and Twitter: Could any two vehicles for human expression be more diametrically opposed?
And yet they kind of go together, as I found out this week while live-tweeting the San Francisco Opera’s performance of Wagner’s Die Walküre, a four-and-half-hour epic noted for its ambitious staging, bravura solos, massively overwhelming orchestration and ladies with pointy Viking hats.… Read the rest
Ah, summer: The time when runners don their skimpiest spandex and hit the trails in search of sunshine, fresh air and dehydration and, uh heat exhaustion.
Seriously, staying hydrated is important. It’s even more critical if your run stretches to an hour or more and the weather is hot.… Read the rest
This essay is forthcoming as a broadsheet from Cross+Roads Press, and is based on an interview published on Basho’s Road in December, 2009.
For me, poetry is language under compression. And there’s no more compressed form than the very short poem.… Read the rest