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

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: http://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! …

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…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

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. …

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,…