Tag Archives: Poetry and Popular Culture

‘Everybody’s Had to Fight to be Free’: Tom Petty, Symbolism, Empathy and America

By Victor D. Infante

Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
Tell me why you want to lay there, revel in your abandon
Honey, it … Continue reading

On Falling: Action Heroes, Metaphor and Gravity (Part One)

By Sam Cha

I. Acrophilia

Have you noticed that all the heroes have been falling, lately?

I mean that literally.

In nearly every major Hollywood action movie from the past ten years (plus/minus five years, roughly), … Continue reading

Poem by Erren Geraud Kelly

50 Cent at Serrano’s Restaurant
By Erren Geraud Kelly

Rapper 50 cent was passing through my hometown,  Baton Rouge, on the way to New Orleans, to see his friend, Eminem, perform at the Voodoo Music Festival … 50 stopped … Continue reading