The Ace of Spades Reversed

Returned to the Great Hall at Cooper Union last night for Auden’s Centennial celebration presented by the Poetry Society of America. The program presented his work in a chronological manner, starting with “Taller To-day” from 1928, hitting highlights such as “In Memory of W. B. Yeats” and “September 1, 1939” and ending with “The More Read More …

Men in the Elevator

Conversations overhead in the elevator: 1. Morning. Two trenchcoated, suit and tie men bemoan the cold. They pause and the one says “I didn’t even do my hair today.” The other says “Because of your hat? You can always fix it in the bathroom.” 2. Afternoon. Two men, different from the first set, discuss their Read More …