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Arthur “Art” F. Dickerson, U.S. businessman, academic and poet, died May 4, 2017

Arthur “Art” F. Dickerson

Arthur “Art” F. Dickerson died on May 4, 2017. He was born in Seguin, Texas in February 1926. Art enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated at age 19 and married Colleen B. Patton. He was employed by General Electric, having worked there for twenty three years. When the family moved to California, Art worked for the Hughes Corporation, where he managed the High Voltage DC Research Lab in Malibu. Art worked in research and development all his life and eventually started his own corporation, Bluepoint Associates. Art also taught, first for the University of Southern California and later for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He was a painter, a poet, a photographer, a singer and a dancer. Art was preceeded in death by his wife Colleen Dickerson. He is survived by his daughters Shari Dickerson and Crystal Dickerson; his grandson Travis Reed and Travis’ fiancee Judi Jordan; his granddaughter Jessie Sokol and her husband David Sokol; and his great-grand- daughter Emily Sokol. He is also survived by his loving girlfriend Glenna Horton.

Interlitq publishes poem, “Visit to the Great Plains” by Glenna Luschei

Glenna Luschei

Interlitq publishes the poem, “Visit to the Great Plains” (“Poetic Voices” series) by Glenna Luschei, the U.S. author and editor and a Vice-President of Interlitq.

Today, May 12, birthday of Neil Astley, UK publisher, editor and writer

Neil Astley

Today, May 12, birthday of Neil Astley, UK publisher, editor and writer.

Poetry and Exile: T. S. Eliot, ‘Four Quartets’ – Professor Belinda Jack

Belinda Jack

Professor Belinda Jack examines the power and impact of T.S. Eliot’s works ‘The Four Quartets’:http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and…

These poems retain a stubborn opacity and no interpretation is ever wholly satisfactory. The difficulty of Eliot’s poetry is partly a function of the poems’ dense allusions to so much other poetry. But by exploring the idea of exile in relation to locality and the idea of space more abstractly, the shape of Four Quartets as descriptive of a spiritual journey comes into better focus. Autobiographically it is clear that Burnt Norton, the house and its extensive gardens, East Coker, and above all the religious community at Little Gidding, matter greatly to our understanding of both Eliot’s life and also his poetry. But the antithesis of place, that is the idea of exile from place, is equally important.

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and…

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Arthur Rimbaud: Documentaire sur la vie et l’œuvre du poète français Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud: Documentaire sur la vie et l’œuvre du poète français Rimbaud.