Poets

Charles Simic

Charles Simic

August 22, 2018
Charles Simic moved to America at the age of 15. One of his earliest memories is the German bombing of Belgrade, followed by memories of hunger, selling gunpowder to buy toys and displacement as his family left Yugoslavia for a new land. He got his first glimpse of naked flesh in Paris and then moved to New York where he lived the bohemian life until he was drafted into the Army. A born observer, he took note of all…
POETS ON THE HALF SHELL

POETS ON THE HALF SHELL

April 16, 2018
Poets on the Half Shell celebrates poetry as necessary part of life, like death, taxes and laughter. You can have poetry on the half shell at a dive bar, a fancy bar, your backyard, at the beach, in the mountains...basically anywhere you go. Readings are hosted by Carlye Archibeque and Richard Modiano and take place roughly the third Sunday of every month. Location, Location, Location: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90292 SCHEDULE of UPCOMING…
Non-Fiction THE NEW MILITARY HUMANISM: Lessons from Kosovo Naom Chomsky Common Courage Press

Non-Fiction THE NEW MILITARY HUMANISM: Lessons from Kosovo Naom Chomsky Common Courage Press

March 30, 2011
THE NEW MILITARY HUMANISM is a carefully wrought study by an important scholar with a lifelong commitment to individual liberty, rational thought, free speech, and critical habits of mind, scarce commodities in this era of interlocking media empires and totalistic propaganda systems. Readers of the Independent Reviews Site will not soon find another review of this important book elsewhere, certainly not in the mainstream US media. A leading American intellectual, Noam Chomsky wrote this book for those of us…