Call me Jack
Photo by Dar
In the areas of literature and philosophy: Shakespeare to the Beats; Plato, Descartes and Whitehead; the existentialists, especially Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Novels have shaped who I am: Tolstoy, James Baldwin, Iris Murdoch, Alan Hollinghurst, Edmund White...and works from the Romantic poets to Michel Foucault. And that doesn't even touch on the art and artists I love...
Today, I am married to my darling, Darryl Gossett. We have a nexus of relationships with others. Our travels and life together fill many of the pages of this Blog. He is a talented editor and award winning writer (His article on Alzheimer's) (Edith Honeycutt --with whom we had a delightful dinner). My aim now is to shift from critical writing to more creative writing, such as my "Art Memo" and several reviews in The Gay and Lesbian Review, Worldwide, (another link to the essay is Art Memo; and to my most recent review, Alfred Corn's Miranda's Book). I continue to teach, continue writing essays, poetry, short stories; and creating a photographic vision in sync with my writing, Poems and Short stories: Apricocks and 4 Way.
To the chief intensity: the crown of these
Is made of love and friendship, and sits high
Upon the forehead of humanity.