Soft Light: A Disco Riff on TS Eliot

Back in high school, I had a teacher named Joe Griffin who turned me on to TS Eliot. I think we spent the first semester of my senior year reading Murder in the Cathedral. It’s a play in which a bishop knows he’s going to get murdered by a king but does nothing to save…Read more Soft Light: A Disco Riff on TS Eliot

The Love Song of Jemaine Alfred Prufrock – or, For Want of a Wing Man

Anyone who's read Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" knows that it's a poem about a hopelessly awkward guy at a party who's thinking about asking a girl on a date -- or at least to meet him for coffee sometime. Sure, Prufrock imagines it as "tea and cakes and ices," but, for…Read more The Love Song of Jemaine Alfred Prufrock – or, For Want of a Wing Man