Gary Corseri

Gary Corseri has performed his work at the Carter Presidential Library, and his dramas have been produced on PBS-Atlanta and elsewhere. He has published novels and collections of poetry, has taught in US public schools and prisons and in US and Japanese universities. His work has appeared at Pressenza, The New York Times and hundreds of publications and websites worldwide. gary_corseri@comcast.net

28.04.2016

Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead – part 2

Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead – part 2

Part 2 – Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead By Gary Corseri (continued) from: https://www.pressenza.com/2016/04/catching-cynthia-mckinney-looking-worriedly-ahead/ GC: And, “Transformational Leadership”? CM: That’s the kind of leadership that professes values that James MacGregor Burns calls “end values”: liberty, dignity, justice, peace!  In my dissertation, I conclude that Chavez is… »

27.04.2016

Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead

Catching-Up with Cynthia McKinney… and Looking (Worriedly) Ahead

Gary S. Corseri writes:   I had the good fortune to hear Cynthia McKinney speak at an anti-war conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 2009. There were 5 or 6 notable speakers. All were good, even inspiring. Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was, for me, the most inspiring, informative,… »

23.11.2015

Paris, refugees, wars: contradictions in the whirlwind

Paris, refugees, wars: contradictions in the whirlwind

Contradictions in the Whirlwind: The Refugees Crisis, Paris Attacks, Wars without End  By Gary Corseri   “Humankind cannot bear very much reality.” – T. S. Elliot Whitman wrote in “Leaves of Grass”: “Do I contradict myself?  Very well, then, I contradict myself! I am large; I contain multitudes.” Contradictions have,… »

06.11.2015

Into the Heart of the Sacred

Into the Heart of the Sacred

A Review of Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals, by Marc Beaudin. Elk River Books, Livingston, Montana, 2015. 251 pages. Reviewed by Gary Corseri “I learn by going where I have to go.”—Theodore Roethke “A tourist doesn’t know where he’s been and a traveler doesn’t know where he’s going.”—Paul… »

24.07.2015

“Christmas in July” in Absurdityville, USA

“Christmas in July” in Absurdityville, USA

“It is Christmas in July!”[1] So, the boob-tube informs me every time I try to momentarily escape the real and surreal horrors of MSM news, alternative news, Internet news, news from the universe. I seek a morsel of sustenance; a moment of transcendent awareness—a peak moment such as… »

13.07.2015

Gaza Writes Back

Gaza Writes Back

A Review of Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine. Edited by Refaat Alareer. Just World Books, Charlottesville, VA, 2014. 205 pages. Reviewed by Gary Corseri I think I was in the first grade when I first heard about “war.” It was the Korean War the… »

27.06.2015

Lower the US flag on July 4th

Lower the US flag on July 4th

LOWER THE US FLAG ON JULY 4TH!  (Or: I’ll Take Down My Flag, When You Take Down Yours!)  By Gary Corseri I’ve marched in the Civil Rights Movement.  During the Vietnam War, I marched behind a Peace Symbol flag, and just happened to be in the flashbulb’s light when… »

23.06.2015

Quandaries of American “Democracy”

Quandaries of American “Democracy”

NEITHER FORGIVE DYLANN ROOF… NOR OURSELVES!  Quandaries of American “Democracy” By Gary Corseri In May, it was all about Freddie Gray, police violence, and riots in Baltimore.  Last summer, it was about Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown, police violence and riots.  Three years ago, it was about Trayvon Martin and vigilantism,… »

18.04.2015

USA: Side-effects, popping pills and pop-up politics

USA: Side-effects, popping pills and pop-up politics

Used to be, when I flipped channels, I’d go from one movie to another, one drama to another, one news show to another, etc.  These days, I’m more likely to go from one commercial to another—and more likely than not, it’s a prescription pill commercial! By Gary Corseri Wasn’t there… »

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