Photos by Gordon Gilbert, Jr.
In his second Salon appearance, James Rogers read a short story “The Pass” featuring the eccentric Mulligan in the Santy hat. Tinged with humor and mysticism (“I didn’t know the Pass was sacred, until we built a road on it.”), the story shows how a case of anger turned into compassion. Originally from Leitrim, James lives in New York and teaches math at the United Nations International School.
An award-winning writer, he creates computer art which can be viewed on James’s website.
Here’s how poet Cornelius Eady describes the work:
“Sometimes, the deepest things are enclosed in smallest packages; Lobster Rolls, a leg cast, a quotation from a beloved, but departed poet; the trick of poetry and the challenge to the poet is to turn the ordinary and make it blaze new in our mind, and this is a task Estha Weiner is more than up to in her fine book at the last minute.
Sample Erin’s single from her new album.