"The Enthusiats" painted by Stephen Conroy

JOHN CAGED

“The elements of the city are the pieces of my orchestra. See, here I put a bird into my score and that squiggly line is the closing of a door,” he says during in his lecture on how music is everywhere; all I have to do is listen. His hair looks like it was cut…

"BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY" by Jaime Dominguez Radas

ILLOGICAL IMPERATIVES

Sometimes it is impossible to ignore your own body.  “I think therefore I am” becomes “I am therefore I cannot think”. When you open the car door and feel the slightest brush of metal from a passing truck speed across the outside of your left leg. Or when a cast-iron safe falls nine stories to…

"Cockaigne" by Vincent Desiderio

WRITING IN TONGUES

“All these stories,” you ask, “Where do they come from?” In the morning I look at the picture.  Really look at it. Think about the artist’s life and goals. About the era in which they worked. Who influenced them.  Whom they influenced. The limits of the medium. If I’ve seen the art work I try…