Tag Archives J. S. Porter

Shawna Lemay’s Asking

Shawna Lemay’s Asking

Which of us…has not dreamed of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical, without rhyme…supple…rugged…? –Baudelaire for ...

Dancing with Thomas Merton

Dancing with Thomas Merton

(Photo: Thomas Merton) for David Wagg J.S. Porter I carry two lines of poetry in my head every place ...

Books for the Planet

Books for the Planet

J.S. Porter (Photo by Frances Ward) for Kaizen, Marshall, and Blake Every now and then something drops into your ...

Titles (In Articles, Books, Movies, Stories, Songs etc.)

Titles

(In Articles, Books, Movies, Stories, Songs etc.)

J.S. Porter (Photo by Frances Ward) I CARE. Y DON’T U? That’s a better title than plain old ...

The History of Poetry

J.S. Porter for Rachel – By J.S. Porter    I like my poetry pure and simple.   Bug a boo, I love you.   That’s ...

Why Read?

Why Read?

J.S. Porter for Alica Jackson – By J.S. Porter  I used to say: Read because you get to know your ...

Un

According to David Crystal’s, ‘Think on my Words:’ Exploring Shakespeare’s Language, Shakespeare has a penchant for using Un in imaginative ways – 314 instances in the OED where he is the first citation for an Un-word…
Shakespeare’s Library

Shakespeare’s Library

– By J.S. Porter O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king ...

A Note on Patti Smith

– By J.S. Porter   A rememberer                    of the familial dead and the artistic dead.    Reader of Blake and ...

Donald J. Trump: Something’s happenin’ – The First Debate

J.S. Porter "I think my strongest asset, may be by far, is my temperament. I have a ...

Portrait of a Potter – Frances Ward (plus Brancusi, a Japanese word & the Book of Jeremiah)

Portrait of a Potter – Frances Ward (plus Brancusi, a Japanese word & the Book of Jeremiah)

Pottery is an old art form. As old as the Bible. You’ve heard the lines sometimes ...

12 Years a Slave – The Academy Got It Right

12 Years a Slave – The Academy Got It Right

Scene from 12 Years a Slave 12 Years a Slave really was the best picture—the richest ...

Mavis Gallant (1922-2014)

Mavis Gallant (1922-2014)

Canadian Writer, Mavis Gallant. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe Writer down. Maybe we readers need to scream that ...

CBC’s Canada Reads – What’s Missing?

CBC’s Canada Reads – What’s Missing?

Canada Reads 2014 panellists with host Jian Ghomeshi In France, books are everywhere—in stalls along the ...

Revolution in the Air: The East, Russell Brand, Donald Sutherland & Catching Fire

Revolution was in the air in 1968, even in an excessively qualified way in the Beatles’ ...

Celebrating Canadian Achievement: Alice Munro Brings Home 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature

J.S. Porter, Writer, Poet Congratulations Alice Munro! I’m writing this note on Thursday, October 10, 2013 – a ...

Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine

Like good wine, Woody Allen ages well.  At 77, he has the energy of a 20 ...

R.A. Dickey’s Knuckleball

R.A. Dickey’s Knuckleball

J.S. Porter, Writer, Poet (for my son Daniel) Imagine devoting your life to mastering an unpredictable pitch – ...

Roger Ebert (1942 – 2013) – 10 Things I’m Going to Miss

Roger Ebert (1942 – 2013) – 10 Things I’m Going to Miss

10.       Bravery. He was born in the middle of a war and lived to fight in ...

Quentin Tarantino & the Theme of Revenge

Quentin Tarantino & the Theme of Revenge

Quentin Tarantino & the Theme of Revenge He’s the filmmaker of our time. Manic and visionary, ...

Jodie Foster’s Impact at the Golden Globes

Jodie Foster’s Impact at the Golden Globes

If you had a wordle for Jodie Foster’s speech, some of the key words would include: ...