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Coming in January, 2018 – It Occurs to Me That I Am America

Now more than ever, we must ask ourselves: Who are the WE in We the People? In It Occurs to Me That I Am America, more than 50 bestselling and award-winning authors and artists consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy through heart-stirring and often provocative fiction and art. I am proud to have contributed […]

NEA Support

Love books?  How about the people who write them?  Writers, poets, historians and memoirists need your help. Check out this fabulous video about the NEA’s literature grant:  Next step?  Call, write, or e-mail your representative and tell them: “I’m a Republican [or Democrat or an Independent] who wants your help to continue funding for The […]

Port Washington Library Book and Author Luncheon, 2017

Back in the earlyish-90s, I got a call from Poets & Writers.  Essentially, there was no time to dither.  Funding of the National Endowment for the Arts was under assault by Jesse Helms and Co.  Arts organizations had to fight back.  Poets & Writers (I’m now chairman of the board) was among the first to […]

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