Little failures everywhere Black bulbs the size of pin heads germinate below the translucent layer of skin. Like clockwork, they grow thick, sharp sprouts reaching toward the sun. This coarse overgrowth reminds me how long it’s been since I’ve wielded a razor. No skirt today. Covering the legs is easy. But out in the open,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kristen DiLandro”


Confessions of a New York City Street Artist  I have stood with a homeless family  under a canopy on Fifth Avenue  during a downpour  all my paintings on a rolling cart  in the thick air of August with two bucks in my pocket  I felt alive  I sold a painting to a man just releasedContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ivan Jenson”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker

Techniques Used In Therapy Now that he no longer goes To therapists, Kenneth  Has counted up and found  His totaled thirteen. Of these, five had – after he was hooked, Or nearly so – asked him a question Which, when first he heard it, surprised:  “What are you getting from your misery?” It took himContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker

Not An Option? “Complaining is not an option,” proclaims the Ph.D. Whose self-help books sell internationally  Though not as well as before: now he has been convicted Of sexual impropriety and has been made to pay a quite steep fine. Before that, adorers tended to overlook his peccadilloes.  They loved How he paced back andContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jonathan Bracker”