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A Column by J. S. Porter

Essays & Reviews by J. S. Porter, Hamilton, Ontario
featured in issues of Dialogue Magazine

Falling in Love with Paul Cézanne
Book Review of Susan McCaslin's Painter, Poet, Mountain: After

Cézanne, p.18, in Vol. 30, No.2, Winter 2016-17

A Book Review : B.W. Powe’s “Decoding Dust”
[Seattle, WA: NeoPoiesis Press, June 14, 2016],
p.19 in Vol. 30, No. 2, Winter 2016-17

Where Seas and Fables Meet:  Parables, Aphorisms, Fragments, Thought, by B. W. Powe -  reviewed by J.S. Porter
p. 31, in the Summer 2015 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 4

A performance artist, drawing, wood, stone & music
- an exploration of degrees of intimacy,

p. 30, in the Summer 2015 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 4

A lake, a movie, a mountain, a poem
p. 18, in the Spring 2015 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 3

Making Lists: Arnold Lobel, Susan Sontag, my wife and me
p. 34, in the Winter 2014-15 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 2

Two Playful Performers on the Page: 
- John Robert Colombo and Northrop Frye in
The Northrop Frye Quote Book, reviewed by J. S. Porter
p. 33, in the Winter 2014-15 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 2

Apocalypse and Alchemy
- On B.W. Powe’s Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy (Toronto: University of Toronto, 2014),
p. 30, in the Autumn 2014 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 1

The Poet & the Philosopher: Dennis Lee & George Grant,
p. 38, in the Summer 2014 Edition, Vol. 27, No. 4

Why Grant matters
- George Grant and a few haunting sentences,
p. 15, in the Spring 2014 Edition, Vol. 27, No.3

Sarah Hall's Stained Glass
- An Aesthetic and Ecological Marvel
p. 10, in the Winter Edition (2013-14), Vol. 27, No. 2

My friend Susan McCaslin, poet and activist
- Susan's Han Shan Poetry Project

p. 9, in the Autumn 2013 Edition, Vol. 27, No. 1

"When you meet a great poet, rush out to the garden and drive a stake into the ground..."
p. 35, in Vol. 26, No. 6, May-June 2013 [soon to be added!]

"My Dylan" - about my black, flat-coated retriever...
p.59, in Dialogue, Vol. 28, No. 5, March-April 2013

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"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their "vital interests" are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the 'sanctity' of human life, or the 'conscience' of the civilized world." - James Baldwin, Source: page 489 of COLLECTED ESSAYS (1998), from chapter one of "The Devil Finds Work" (orig. pub. 1976)

"Since world war two we've managed to create history's first truly global empire. This has been done by the corporatocracy, which are a few men and women who run our major corporations and in doing so also run the U.S. government and many other governments around the world." - John Perkins, 2005, author of the book titled 'Confessions of and Economic Hit Man' 

In the struggle of Good against Evil, it's always the people who get killed. - Eduardo Galeano  

"It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely." - Leo Buscaglia, author and university professor (1924-1998) 

The above quotes are from ICH on Dec. 18-19, 2015: InformationClearingHouse

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