Saturday, August 15, 2020

Poetry books by Arthur Turfa

https://www.amazon.com/Books-Arthur-Turfa/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AArthur+Turfa

     There are other vendors, except for Accents. Poetry is easy to read during the pandemic, or at any time, really.

    Thanks for checking this out. If you purchase any of these books, please let me know and leave an honest review on social media!

     All in the Family is available from Carol Worthington-Levy or myself!





Uighur Poets and Culture Face Extinction

Monday, August 10, 2020

Peter Green, RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoasUjXBkm8

   Peter Green was an outstanding blues guitarist. One of many who worked with John Mayall (I have the Hard Road vinyl). he became a co-founder of Fleetwood Mac. Not many remember that band was originally a blues band. One too many trips and Peter descended into mental illness, only coming back to performing late in his life. 

   RIP, Peter

RIP Judt Dyble, first voice of Fairport Convention

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/arts/music/judy-dyble-dead.html

     Eclipsed by Sandy Denny's tenure with the band, Judi was no slouch. She went on to a varied musical career in her own right. RIP!

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Poetry Optional? Not in the UK, and May that not be Exported!

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/08/simon-armitage-poetry-gcse?fbclid=IwAR30AhtfePsVLiwqaimsC7earyXJwNL4SdjH-QLvYydZoj7PyurUe8Qba6A

While I hope and pray this will not cross the Atlantic, can't be sure. The study of Literature has been assaulted from many sides. Rhetoric has replaced Literature in some curricula, some people equate reading a magazine or catalog with Literature, and still others dumb down the curriculum with easy-to-read things.
I hasten to add that I do NOT believe that the canon must never be changed. Every age and place produce great literature. find it, read it, and enjoy it!

For now, I join Sir Ray Davies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFG-buhIDEA

Monday, August 3, 2020

Thinking of this one from "Accents"


https://soundcloud.com/arthur-turfa-1/her-hands-smell-like-sunsets

     I was thinking about this poem tonight and wanted to share it again. It's very special to me. Accents is available exclusively on Amazon KDP. There are about thirty of my poem on Soundcloud.

    Link to my books:

https://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Turfa/e/B00YJ9LNOA/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1


Enjoy!


Bialys- Frozen, but still Bialys!

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