Happy Birthday To . . .  Cyril & Czeslaw

Happy Birthday To . . . Cyril & Czeslaw

June 30, 1909 C. Northcote Parkinson “The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take.” June 30, 1911 Czeslaw Milosz “Not that I want to be a god or a hero....
Poem: “Incendiary Art,” by Patricia Smith

Poem: “Incendiary Art,” by Patricia Smith

The city’s streets are densely shelved with rows of salt and packaged hair. Intent on air, the funk of crave and function comes to blows with any smell that isn’t oil—the blare of storefront chicken settles on the skin and mango spritzing drips from razored hair. The...
Happy Birthday To . . . Jean & Alan

Happy Birthday To . . . Jean & Alan

June 23, 1910 Jean Anouilh “God is on everyone’s side… and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies.” June 23, 1912 Alan Turing “Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary...
Poem: “Boy Breaking Glass,” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Poem: “Boy Breaking Glass,” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Whose broken window is a cry of art (success, that winks aware as elegance, as a treasonable faith) is raw: is sonic: is old-eyed première. Our beautiful flaw and terrible ornament. Our barbarous and metal little man. “I shall create! If not a note, a hole. If not an...
Happy Birthday To . . . Auberon & Jurgen

Happy Birthday To . . . Auberon & Jurgen

June 18, 1838 Auberon Herbert “If we cannot by reason, by influence, by example, by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice, mend the bad places of civilization, we certainly cannot do it by force.” June 18, 1929 Jurgen Habermas “Each murder is...