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Anne Bernays: Author, Journalist, Educator

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Home-Slider, Interviews, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Anne Bernays: Author, Journalist, Educator

Anne Bernays:  Author, Journalist, Educator

A novelist, journalist and educator, ANNE BERNAYS has been writing for over 40 years.

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The Power of One Word

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Articles, Literary Arts | Comments Off on The Power of One Word

The Power of One Word

Elmore Leonard’s “Ten Rules for Writing” is chock full of good advice. My favorite: “If it sounds like writing, revise it.”

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Alastair Gordon: Author, Journalist, Publisher, Artist

Posted by on Oct 26, 2019 in Home-Slider, Interviews, Literary Arts, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Alastair Gordon: Author, Journalist, Publisher, Artist

Alastair Gordon: Author, Journalist, Publisher, Artist

ALASTAIR GORDON is an award-winning critic, curator, cultural historian and author.

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Adam Gopnik: The New Yorker Cometh to Miami

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019 in Literary Arts, Videos | Comments Off on Adam Gopnik: The New Yorker Cometh to Miami

Adam Gopnik:  The New Yorker Cometh to Miami

Award-winning author and journalist ADAM GOPNIK has been a staff writer for “The New Yorker” since 1986.

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Les Standiford: Author, Educator

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Interviews, Literary Arts, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Les Standiford: Author, Educator

Les Standiford:  Author, Educator

 LES STANDIFORD is the award-winning author of 23 books of fiction and non-fiction.

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Jane Leavy: Author of the 3 Best Baseball Biographies — Sandy, Mickey, & Babe

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Jane Leavy: Author of the 3 Best Baseball Biographies — Sandy, Mickey, & Babe

Jane Leavy:  Author of the 3 Best Baseball Biographies — Sandy, Mickey, & Babe

    Introduction to Jane Leavy.  1:07 min.  Camera:  Lee Skye.  Video Editor:  Maria Grijalva.  Music: Hadyn Quartet.  Portrait & Design:  Raymond Elman.   Jane Leavy is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers The Big Fella, Babe Ruth and the World He Created; The Last Boy, Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood; Sandy Koufax, A Lefty’s Legacy; and the comic novel Squeeze Play, which Entertainment Weekly called “the best novel ever written about baseball.” She was a staff writer at The...

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A Discussion with Billy Collins, 2x U.S. Poet Laureate

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on A Discussion with Billy Collins, 2x U.S. Poet Laureate

A Discussion with Billy Collins,  2x U.S. Poet Laureate

    Billy Collins reading Grave.  1:31 min.  Camera:  Lee Skye.  Video editing:  Daniel Colmenares.  Photo & Design:  Raymond Elman   Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself. Collins was born in 1941 in New York City. He earned a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, and both an...

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Where Is Your Family From?
A Passover Story.

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in Articles, Literary Arts | Comments Off on Where Is Your Family From?
A Passover Story.

Where Is Your Family From?A Passover Story.

      By Necee Regis   I’m a sucker for ritual. So Passover is naturally one of my favorite holidays. I love going to a Seder, reading the 3,000-year-old prayers, and eating the same prescribed foods at the same predetermined times during the meal. This would be perfectly normal, even expected, if I were Jewish. But I’m not; I’m Catholic. Well, ex-Catholic to be precise, though one can never really escape their heritage. I’m steeped in doctrine and pickled in a culture I wear like skin. My upbringing, with its layers of...

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Poet P. Scott Cunningham
and the O, Miami Poetry Festival

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Literary Arts, Videos, Videos: 2016 | Comments Off on Poet P. Scott Cunningham
and the O, Miami Poetry Festival

Poet P. Scott Cunninghamand the O, Miami Poetry Festival

    Introduction to P. Scott Cunningham. 0:52 sec. Video editing: Nikita Yasmine Grant. Music:  Carmen Cicero. Photo & design:  Raymond Elman.   Editor’s Note:  This video interview is part of the Jill Braufman & Daniel Nir Inspicio Arts Education Series.   Scott Cunningham (b. 1978) is a poet, translator, essayist, and community organizer originally from Boca Raton, FL. He is the author of Ya Te Veo (University of Arkansas Press, 2018), selected by Billy Collins for the Miller Williams Poetry Series. His work has...

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Portraits of Poets

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019 in Literary Arts, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Portraits of Poets

Portraits of Poets

        Editor’s Note:  This group of portraits and video commentary is part of The Esther Paster & Rick Grossman Inspicio Photography Series. In celebration of National Poetry Month and the O, Miami Poetry Festival, Inspicio has curated a few portraits of prominent poets (U.S. Poet Laureates, Pulitzer Prize recipients, the 5th Inaugural Presidential Poet among them) by photographer Robert Zuckerman and painter Raymond Elman.     MAYA ANGELOU:  The Backstory  6:31 min. Robert Zuckerman, Photographer.  April...

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