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The Stage Manager delivers an opening monologue in which he explains, matter-of-factly, that “the dead don’t stay interested in us living people for very long. … They get weaned away from the earth–that’s the way I put it, weaned away. Yes, they stay here while the earth-part of ‘em burns away, burns out, and all [...]
Neither love nor freedom can survive the fire from what we might become. Several of these poems seem to take place at the junction between two hemispheres. The poet finds himself in the cold blue-before-dawn light with one foot in the old world and another in the margin that might or might not mean a [...]
. . .The only contact he had with people was when he shoved their heads down toilet bowls, and he couldn’t do that to the teachers. As an adult, looking back, I understand that the reason everyone was frightened of Karl wasn’t because he growled but because we could all see where he was going [...]
POZZO: (suddenly furious.) Have you not done tormenting me with your accursed time! It’s abominable! When! When! One day, is that not enough for you, one day he went dumb, one day I went blind, one day we’ll go deaf, one day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the [...]
“How do we say No? In the fullness of time, how can we say No?” and “To create is to resist, to resist is to create.” John Berger, from his article The Need to Learn, in Brick 88 . * Whenever I find myself in a situation where I realize my own stance, though heartfelt, [...]