The Company You Keep, a film by Robert Redford

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on May 5th, 2013 @ 11:30:00 am , using 309 words
Category: Commentary, Reviews

  Saw new Redford film The Company You Keep and thought it oddly not all there. It seemed like an attempt to bring the radical elements of the Weather Underground, a violent player in the anti-Vietnam movement, into some kind of narrative focus. But… more »

Poetry, Art and Religion: My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on April 3rd, 2013 @ 12:42:00 pm , using 344 words
Category: Commentary, Reviews

In a NY Times review of Poetry Magazine editor Christian Wiman's new memoir of cancer survival with the help of faith (My Bright Abyss),  Dwight Garner takes an honest look at the questions Wiman raises about religion, art and the meaning of life.  I ta… more »

Bill Pearlman on Ram Dass and Timothy Leary (Pacific Rim Review of Books)

Posted by: Stace Johnson
Published on May 28th, 2012 @ 01:20:00 pm , using 119 words
Category: Reviews, Links

Rough Road Review publisher Bill Pearlman wrote a featured article on Ram Dass & Ralph Metzner's Birth of a Psychedelic Culture in the Pacific Rim Review of Books.  Here's an excerpt where he talks about Timothy Leary. I remember one long Be… more »

Versed, Rae Armantrout's Pulitzer-Winning Book of Poetry

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on May 27th, 2010 @ 11:43:33 am , using 898 words
Category: Poetry, Reviews

Spending time on Versed, Rae Armantrout's Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collection. My friend Geoff Young (The Figures Press) published her first book in 1978. Thought of her as part of the Language Poets, but never could quite dig what any of them were… more »

A Brazilian Incarnation -- New and Selected Poems 1967-2004

Posted by: Bill Dodd
Published on January 31st, 2007 @ 06:29:26 pm , using 1080 words
Category: Reviews

Rain, naturally, like love, is a real beneficence to those on whom it seasonally falls—but love, when it runs the possible gamut of human emotions, and cries out its implied mission is no less than verbal cosmic detonation, becomes a thing unto itself, r… more »