Literary Passion and the City of Savannah-Georgia

 Author James Alan McPherson (public release photograph) One of the greatest authors of our 21st century times is a man who made history in the previous century when he became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction: James Alan McPherson, a native of Savannah, Georgia, born September 16, 1943. Unlike many of … More Literary Passion and the City of Savannah-Georgia

Text and Meaning in Robert Frost’s Dedication: For John F. Kennedy (part 2 of 2)

A visitor at the Kennedy Museum in Hyannis, Massachusetts, views stories about John F. Kennedy’s assassination. (Reuters photo) Since Robert Frost’s debut of the role of inaugural poet 52 years ago, the list of those who have followed in his footsteps––with two white males, two African-American women, and one openly gay Latino man among them–– … More Text and Meaning in Robert Frost’s Dedication: For John F. Kennedy (part 2 of 2)

Juneteenth 2012 Editorial with Poem: Every Hour Henceforth

Cover of forthcoming eBook Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black. The story behind the annual Juneteenth celebration is now fairly well known. The event commemorates June 19, 1865, the day slaves in Galveston, Texas, and other parts of the state learned for the first time they had actually been freed via the Emancipation Proclamation … More Juneteenth 2012 Editorial with Poem: Every Hour Henceforth