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Jampole’s deep and intense interest in the possibilities inherent in the use of the English language is evident from the very first page,” says Midwest Book Review about “The Brothers Silver”.

WINNING BY LOSING, LOSING BY WINNING

Coming from a family that prized athletic competition has made me often explore in fiction and poetry the differences and similarities between winning and losing, in sports and in other human endeavors. One notion that has haunted me is winning

Don’t assume the speaker of a poem is the author. often, it’s someone else; sometimes it’s many voices

One of the most central issues in writing anything is voice, at least for me. When beginning a piece, I always ask myself, who do I want to do the talking in this poem or story? Is it a man

PANDEMIC CULTURAL WARS DISTRACT US FROM OUR MANY WARS & OUR ENORMOUS MILITARY BUDGET

That health directives such as wearing masks and getting vaccinated have become battlefields in a cultural war against science has made for a continuing stream of headlines and analysis in the news media. Fighting (a term I use figuratively to

REFLECTIONS ON THE GREAT WATER CYCLE AND THE DEATH OF A BROTHER ALMOST 20 YEARS AGO

We’re approaching the twentieth anniversary of the death of my younger brother Leslie, the result of brain injuries sustained from falling off a roof and landing on concrete. In contemplating his life and death, my mind always wonders what has

Save the Day – June 6th, 7 PM EST – Zoom Book Launch Party for “The Brothers Silver” by Marc Jampole

Save the Day – June 6th, 7 PM EST – Zoom Book Launch Party for “The Brothers Silver” by Marc Jampole   Save the Date: June 6th Zoom Book Launch Party for “The Brothers Silver” A new novel by Marc

Save the Day – June 6th, 7 PM EST – Zoom Book Launch Party for “The Brothers Silver” by Marc Jampole

Save the Day – June 6th, 7 PM EST – Zoom Book Launch Party for “The Brothers Silver” by Marc Jampole Save the Date: June 6th Zoom Book Launch Party for “The Brothers Silver” A new novel by Marc Jampole

THE CLOSEST THINGS TO LIVING A SURREALISTIC LIFE IS DRIFTING IN AND OUT OF SLEEP WHILE WATCHING TV

Did you ever spend the evening drifting in and out of sleep while watching television? Your consciousness toggles effortlessly between the TV show, a drowsy state in which you hear the TV as a background muttering, your dreamworld, and dreamless

LAST YEAR, APRIL WAS THE CRUELEST MONTH, BUT THIS APRIL IS FULL OF PROMISE

The cruelness of last April would have delighted the T.S. Eliot of “The Waste Land.” We were in the middle of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. We knew very little about the disease except that it was spreading

THE DAY-TO-DAY GRIND OF BASEBALL REMINDS ME OF OUR PANDEMIC LIFE, BUT ALSO OF EASTERN PHILOSOPHY

Baseball season has started, a long grind of 162 games, just to reach the playoffs, one day very much like the day before and the one after for the ballplayers who spend most every day the same way: going from