Wesli Court Self-Interview Wesli Court is interviewed by Lewis Turco about his new collection titled The Gathering of the Elders and Other Poems.
Traveler's Moon Photograph by Adel Gorgy
Three Poems “Domestic Duties Scorecard,” “Leftover Shakespearean Gnomes,” "Tsunami Strait."
The Virginia Quarterly Review "The Mutable Past," a memoir collected in FANTASEERS, A BOOK OF MEMORIES by Lewis Turco of growing up in the 1950s in Meriden, Connecticut, (Scotsdale AZ: Star Cloud Press, 2005).
The Tower Journal Two short stories, "The Demon in the Tree" and "The Substitute Wife," in the spring 2009 issue of Tower Journal.
The Tower Journal Memoir, “Pookah, The Greatest Cat in the History of the World,” Spring-Summer 2010.
The Michigan Quarterly Review This is the first terzanelle ever published, in "The Michigan Quarterly Review" in 1965. It has been gathered in THE COLLECTED LYRICS OF LEWIS TURCO/WESLI COURT, 1953-2004 (www.StarCloudPress.com).
The Gawain Poet An essay on the putative medieval author of "Gawain and the Green Knight" in the summer 2010 issue of Per Contra.
Fenn College - School of Arts & Sciences Lewis Turco's first creative writing class, with Loring Williams (left) and James L. Weil (right): the beginning of The Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Statue of Walter Hekster by David Bade at the Fundatie Museum in Zwolle, Netherlands, from November 28, 2013, until April 2014, with his widow, Alice Van Leuvan Hekster: “The orange thing is his clarinet!”
you ever walked into a room with some purpose in mind, only to forget completely
what that purpose was?
the doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.
Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing
through a doorway triggers what's known as an “event boundary” in the mind,
separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next. One’s brain files away the thoughts one
had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.
goodness for studies like this -- It's not age that causdes such lapses, it's
that damned door!
NOTE: Jean Turco, née Houdlette, grew up with Tomie as her only childhood playmate (no other children in the neighborhood) in Meriden, Connecticut. She appears in several of Tomie's "chapter books." Jean, Tomie, and Lewis were classmates in Meriden High School; Tomie was art editor of the yearbook, The Annual 1952 of which Lewis was co-editor. They have remained friends for a lifetime.