Arts & Culture Poetry
Paul MarianiSeptember 11, 2017

 “I really feel I can touch you even in this darkness when I pray.”
    —War correspondent James Foley (1973—2014)
           from his last message to his family

Man Jack the man is, just” Gerard Manley Hopkins

Arts & Culture Poetry
Paul MarianiSeptember 08, 2017
What stays with me in reading Ashbery is the sense of existential loneliness beneath the linguistic play and multiple voices. 
Paul MarianiMarch 12, 2012

Those wooden floors with their pine-scented antiseptic

Paul MarianiMarch 05, 2012

Following a saint through Spain

Paul MarianiApril 25, 2011

Together with director James Franco, Paul Mariani set out to find the poet, Hart Crane.

Paul MarianiMarch 09, 2009
Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop and the 'great might have been'
Paul MarianiDecember 24, 2007

At the interstices between the word & silence

Paul MarianiDecember 18, 2006
From house to house he treks, and inn to inn, the feral dogs
Paul MarianiJanuary 30, 2006
How to approach—I mean adequately approach—the devastating reality of Ground Zero from Ground Zero? What happens to perception, history, language, syntax and grammar—to say nothing of lungs, flesh and brain—at that level as the second airliner rips into the swaying tower fill
Paul MarianiJanuary 02, 2006
Nebuchadnezzar stared while the prophet blazed.