Author Archives: Mark Kerstetter

Dewey Out Loud

If it weren’t for the memory of the friend who gave me a copy of John Dewey’s Art as Experience I probably would not have worked all the way through it. Advertisements

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One Step: Prayers and Curses

My Prayers and Curses chapbook of poems will be published by Atomic Theory Micro Press in an edition of fifty hand-sewn and numbered copies. Pre-sale begins on the 30th.  

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My Love and the Catfish

Mirror, Crescent and Round Lakes, though little more than decorated retention ponds, made three, and Tampa Bay drew the fourth line: boxed in. Lake dwellers now, we walked block after block seeing everything house-shaped. I wondered, will I ever be … Continue reading

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A Rainbow of Tears: Reading John Ashbery

I’m a regular fountain of tears today

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Jerry Lewis Comes Home

Who will we call on to help us negotiate the tripwires, to summon the courage to trip, for we will, inevitably, over every one and not to dud, please, but to spring back nonplussed, now that you have fallen? Dear … Continue reading

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ee cummings fora $

Why should Cummings’ poetry be a somewhat guilty pleasure for me?

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Nature Is Cruel, Staros

In terms of fashion, the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever is fixed in time and place. Its disco beats, big collar polyester shirts, bellbottoms and platform shoes place it squarely in late 1970’s big-city America. The economic milieu of the … Continue reading

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