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Poem “A Mighty Fortress”

My poem “A Mighty Fortress” is in the new issue of Tinderbox Poetry Journal: http://tinderboxpoetry.com/a-mighty-fortress Enjoy! Advertisements

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More Pearls from Bertie

Here are some more of my favorite bits from Bertrand Russell’s History of Western Philosophy. On the dirty secret that philosophers, who pretend to base their theories on arguments, actually start out with beliefs and then make up arguments to … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Me

Three of my poems have appeared this month. Enjoy! “The Other Eye Goes” in Rogue Agent: http://www.rogueagentjournal.com/rwhite   “Make Your Own Fun” in Stirring: https://www.stirringlit.com/194-make-your-own-fun-by-roy-white   “Invasive” in Strange Poetry: https://strange-poetry.com/2017/10/10/roy-white-invasive/  

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The Socratic Method

Socrates Philosophy, somehow, is not my cup of tea. I’m OK reading about it, and can even get into accounts of zany theological slugfests or mind-bending paradoxes. But none of my favorite writers are what you’d call philosophers, with the … Continue reading

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Mrs. Prufrock?

So, a woman in my poetry class wrote a poem in the voice of “Mrs. Prufrock,” giving her husband what for in no uncertain terms. Mr. P is, in her view, an arrogant bossy prick, expressing disgust at her arm-hair … Continue reading

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Four of my poems in FRiGG

Four of my poems (“Sublunary,” “Hello Kid Me,” “Post-Punk,” and “Our Vegetable Love”) are in the new issue of FRiGG: http://friggmagazine.com/issuefortynine/splashpages/RoyWhite.htm Enjoy!  

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The Defining Genre of OUr Culture: The Cat Video or…

  One of the characteristic genres of our culture is the roadkill poem. The Old English elegists had life as a journey through bitter winter weather, the Minnesinger had their seductive nightingales and the trovatori their unwelcome dawn, and we … Continue reading

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