Monthly Archives: February 2019

New Publication & Interview

I’m happy to report that I have a poem in Issue 29 of Stepaway, a fine British online journal dedicated to “flânerie in the 21st century. It’s my second appearance in the magazine, having been published in Issue 9. You … Continue reading

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“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes”: Some Thoughts on Erik Satie and Thelonious Monk

Two of the greatest composers for piano in the 20th century (though admittedly Erik Satie began in the 19th) were both also noted eccentrics. As Roger Shattuck relates in The Banquet Years, Satie cultivated his eccentricity: “[I]t is as if … Continue reading

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