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The Back Catalog

By Jim Speese Songs were in his head. Constantly. It was a problem and he supposed it wasn’t unique. Given the hegemonic presence of advertising jingles and TV show themes and music pumped into grocery stores and pharmacies and hospitals, it seemed quite likely that the fact that songs constantly…

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Poetry Performance: “On Teaching Chess to My Daughter”

John Survivor Blake is a writer, lecturer, teaching artist, performance poet and workshop facilitator. A finalist at the National Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas, and The ILL LIST Slam in Modesto, Calif., Blake has also been a four-time semifinalist at the world-famous Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe and a finalist at the…

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