Poem: Gone Electric

Gone Electric Our music choice was known as folk We all laughed at a knock-knock joke Acoustic was our favorite sound In D.C. The Beatles played in the round We cried when JFK was killed that day And why the war we asked LBJ Newport Folk Festival was going strong And Bob Dylan wrote our… Continue reading Poem: Gone Electric

The Muse, Transformational Grammar, and Writing

Have you ever had a muse, or a muse-like experience where you felt so passionate, or “taken over” by a creative spirit or compulsion to express and create? This is more than just “in the zone” … it’s almost as if someone or something takes over and writes for you. Four examples of a muse… Continue reading The Muse, Transformational Grammar, and Writing

Meet the Poets: Bob Dylan – 2008 Pulitzer Prize: Special Awards and Citations

The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded Bob Dylan a special citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” PERSONAL INFORMATION Birth: May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Occupation: Singer, musician. Family: son of Abe Zimmerman and Beatrice Rutman; m. Sara Lownds… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Bob Dylan – 2008 Pulitzer Prize: Special Awards and Citations

Review: Chronicles, Volume One

I received this book from my son Kristopher for Christmas way back in 2004. The book is a lot like Bob Dylan … different and genius. We start in 1961. We witness some history in him signing his first record contract. It is an odd memoir that is as inspired, impulsive, and to a degree as… Continue reading Review: Chronicles, Volume One