Happy National Kazoo Day, dear readers. This is the day decreed that we celebrate the kazoo - an American invention that has filled our hearts and ear drums with joyful hums since the 1840's. The kazoo was invented by Alabama Vest and Thaddeus Von Clegg. It magnifies and transforms the human voice to fulfill the... Continue Reading →
The latest issue of Kawsmouth, Life Sustaining Life, includes a poem of mine along with two other poetry submissons and an essay and film clips from "Worried about the Fire," shown at the 2011 Kansas City Film Festival.
The title above appears in John Cage's "A Long Letter" from Empty Words: Cage is either a yes or a no, depending on your particular philosophy. He's a through-the-looking-glass figure in American history. Once you find him and try to understand, you can't go back; you can't arrange a musical life without him. I've written about his... Continue Reading →
Over a year ago, maybe closer to two I guess, I was handed a concert flier. Everybody hands out concert fliers all the time and how often do you look at them? You stick them in a pocket or leave them at the bar. This flier, I saved. I didn’t even make it to the... Continue Reading →
Kawsmouth is a literary website that curates writing and photography from the Midwest. Still in its infancy, it's the brainchild of a lovely creative couple, Kansas-native world travelers who've resettled not far from us to our great social benefit. Here in Issue 2: The Reservoir you'll find essays, fiction, and poety by Kansas City-centric writers, commenting on... Continue Reading →