Oct 31, 2020
"Where is everybody?" That's the question physicist Enrico Fermi posed to his Manhattan Project colleagues now 70 years ago. They knew what he meant. Decades of reaching out to intelligent beings elsewhere in the universe, and no response. Zero. Nothing. A fact which remains true today .Mont Babel sling-shots off the Fermi paradox using the opposing forces of father and son. Jim Benedict's a humanist, a man of the word, his son an engineer who's bored by Shakespeare and likes the NFL. "In the beginning was the word. In the beginning was the Big... + Read More
Series: Punchy Poetry
Sep 08, 2020
Ghost Face deals with the following themes:Parenthood, adoption, identity, migration, poetry as memoir, family mythologies, and mourning, The poetry is raw, intimate and deals with complicated and poignant family histories. "Don't be lulled by the seeming plain-spokenness and ease of Santos' poetry. Underlying his simplicity is a hard-earned wisdom and the courage of living with the truth of loss. Wherever he takes you to Angkor or Lisboa, to Paris or his backyard, these poems with their fragments and glimpses of connections will 'feel real.'''... + Read More
Sasquatch and the Green Sash
Nov 05, 2018
Sasquatch and the Green Sash is at once a translation and adaptation of the medieval English poem Sir Gwain and the Green Knight, from a time when parts of English culture were closer to Old Norse roots. Novelist Henderson has chosen to Canadianize the original, setting it among the Dene of Nahanni National Park in the NWT. This new setting is darker, colder, and sub?arctic with the 'ominous green and violet and pink of Aurora Borealis," and the additional dimension of the ancint Green Man's origins as Al Khidr, vizier of Alexander the Great.