Sunday, June 7
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Carlos Andrés Gómez ~ “Genocide” and “Man-up: Reimagining Modern Manhood”

justice, Men, poem, Poetry
Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Clemens) famously - or perhaps infamously - was a believer in and adept master of profanity, not as vulgarity, he said, but as release. "Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer." Mark Twain, a Biography Twain wrote of swearing as "ornamental" when practiced by American miners considered by him to be "gifted among the sons of man." I admit I haven't the gift to turn profanity into art and I have no taste for vulgarity.  You won't catch a swear word on my tongue or even on my mind but I do recognize that there's a time and place and manner. I don't know what Twain would think of award-winning American spoken-word poet, Carlos Andrés Gómez, but I like his work. Carlos moves pro...