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Bruce Scherer
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Attended Reed College
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My post trying to sum up 30+ years of fandom. I was groggy when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray. #RIPPrince
Prince often came across as a kook, but mostly he worked and played and danced his ass off to help people get their heads straight. When a contemporary artist dies, if we have carried that person's work along a span of our lives our reaction to that death is interwoven with our personal memories. The truncation of the artist's life cuts a hashmark into the branch of our own life. No new art will accompany our life as if the artist co...
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My latest post for National Poetry Month... #NPM15
"Persimmon" by Robert Rauschenberg (1964). Taken in the Art Institute of Chicago... by ME! The "male gaze" is an important concept. However, the phrase often diminishes the sense of power held by the person being gazed at. Beauty and social hierarchy has its privileges, and its nuisances. "The Once-Over" by Paul Blackburn from the late 1950s holds that sense nicely. "Stirring dull roots with spring rain" alludes to "The Waste Land" ...
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I looked up women reading this Edna St. Vincent Millay sonnet, which led to a fun YouTube rabbit hole of a very serious person, then an aspiring singer, and then a winning woman reciting in her car. ‪#‎NationalPoetryMonth‬
How do you hear poems in your head? In a voice, or as silent words? A variety of women's readings of this poem, from serious to torch song to taunting, lent a lot of fun in a few short minutes. Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote the following sonnet as part of a larger set, "Renascence" which was written when she was 20 (if I understand her biography) and published when she was 25. Sonnet V If I should learn, in some quite casual way,...
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With race & the struggle for identity on the national mind, my last post for this National Poetry Month 2015 - the funny & insightful "Wanda Why Aren't You Dead" by Wanda Coleman.
Anyone who clings to the tow rope of self as we climb - as circumstances and others flit and swirl around to make you change, which of course is everyone - can relate to "Wanda Why Aren't You Dead". This poem is already great, patters, vernacular, evocative of a variety of voices. With race riots in the news, again, with rage and hope fueling masses of people with demands for long overdue justice - many lines resonated with me. This ...
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Klamath Falls EA President: "my members pay the same dues as other members statewide, and we are not receiving the same benefits. How can OEA argue that it represents all of its members equally?"
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Strong testimony, Rhania. Thank you for pressing for what it right!
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Eugene, Oregon - Lawrence, Kansas - Decatur, Georgia - Denton, Kansas - Robinson, Kansas - San Diego, California - Anaheim California - Seattle, Washington - Boise, Idaho - Austin, Texas - Tucson, Arizona - Palm Springs, California - Washington, D.C. - Pasadena, Maryland - Rockville, Maryland -
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"Put a little about yourself here so people know they've found the correct Bruce."

Good tip, Google.

I am seldom incorrect, but usually eager to be proven wrong. So, I am the often-correct Bruce.
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  • Reed College
  • University of Oregon Honors College
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