Tag Archives: poetry

Ten Best Movies of the Year

Photo of AFI Silver Theater marquee

It’s that time of the year when film critics feel compelled to give you their Ten Best lists. I don’t seem to have time any more to crank out Netflix movie reviews, but I have managed to see 43 films … Read more »

Brodsky Memories

Photo of the youthful poet Joseph Brodsky

I’ve admired a great many writers in my time but have seen only a few of the greats up close. Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996) , the Russian poet who came to America, is the one I will never forget. With Brodsky, it was … Read more »

Ted Mourns for Ginger, Una Gatta Italiana

Kaze: To (and from) His Coy Mistress

Today, from our Department of Unsung Treasures, a new discovery.

Miss Casey and Mr. Eliot

Image of Miss Margaret Casey

Back in my last year of high school, I had one of those long-gone archetypal English teachers—Miss Margaret Casey, a stout rosy-cheeked New England spinster in a flowered dress with her gray hair up in a bun and glasses dangling … Read more »