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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging Loose, and Rumpus. He is a regular contributor to Counterpunch magazine. He is a former columnist for the Prague Post. He is a former winner of the Academy of America Poets prize. He has graduate degrees in Literary Studies, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

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book cover THe BOston Massacre, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The 'Boston Massacre': Bring Your Milk of Amnesia A book review of The Boston Massacre by Serena Zabin. The author draws us into a complex web of intrigues and relations befitting a large family, which is what she reckons the Boston colonists were vis-a-vis the British. The Massacre was a precursor to the Revolution that followed a few years later, but, she argues it was as if a family were breaking up. The early Bostonians saw themselves as proud Britons. Union Jack's taxes.
DJ gets measured for Rushmore, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Vive Le Trump L'oeil (A Poem) Sonnet in anticipation of the coming revolution. Herds will roll. You too may end up a basket case.
Toots Hibbert .Country Roads. from A REGGAE SESSION In Memory of Toots Hibbert. This is his performance of .Country Roads. in .A REGGAE SESSION,. which was filmed at Fort Charles in Jamaica in 1988., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 15, 2020
One Last Pressure Drop -- and You're Free My gratitude expressed to the late great Freddie "Toots" Hibbert, lead singer of the Maytals for 57 years.
book cover The Sinking Middle Class, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 15, 2020
How the Middle Half Lives Book review of The Sinking Middle Class by David Roediger, a radical historian from Kansas University, who argues that the middle class, as currently construed, is not worth saving. Let's rock that cash bar.
One of these days, Alice, one of these days! Bang! Zoom!, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2020
Take Back the Night Like A Fresh Burning Star Book Review. Poetry by feminists from around the world. A lively, trenchant and lyrical collection of utterances that is a timely response to Trump and all his isms and a call to gather together an' resist de piece in the White House and his nonsense by any legal means necessary. Bring humor hat in case it rains.
book cover The Most Dangerous Man in America, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2020
El Cid: The Most Dangerous Man in Amerika Book Review of The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis. It's an excellent limited account of a wild, street-fighting time in America (early 70s) and offers lessons for us today, esp. as we get ready to boot you-know-who out of office, one way or the other.
album cover Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2020
FrankenBob: The Self-Made Song and Dance Man Review of Dylan's Latest, Rough and Rowdy Ways. It's a great album, with one reservation. Be sure to drink some of his Heaven's Door whiskey while your at it. Not bad. (That was a product placement.)
Kamal Harris (kamala means lotus), From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2020
October Surprises: Trust Me (A Poem) Poem about the suddenness of change. And AstraZeneca has called off their Operation Warp Speed, meantto get a Covid vaccine to the public. A comparison of Turd Blossom and Lotus Blossom is in the offing. Putin laughs his ar*e off with his new Sputnik vaccine, making one wonder whether a new Internet is now underway. I'm easy with these times. Plus, my poem lacks rhymes, so you know it freely expresses.
photo of Minneapolis rioting after George Floyd murder, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Chauvinist Pigs: A Poem Poem that jazz raps a riff or two to George Floyd and its aftermath. All you need is love, said GW Bush. That's all you kneed.
'M' the capitalist child killer, leads kids thru hospital toward the Golden Arches, where Billion and Billions have been served, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 7, 2020
Walls, Clowns, Wogs and Gardens A creative non-fiction account of the time I had to bring my daughter to the hospital. Unusual conversations. Bombings. China's Wall. American imperialism. Multiculturalism.Sickness. The Clown Christ of Capitalism.
Photo of De La Savane Metro, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 6, 2020
Five Poems of Everyday Experience 5 Poems of every day experience. No excess. No places. No wisdom. Still, you'd like to think: a decent read.
Book Cover Arias by Sharon Olds, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 5, 2020
Sharon Olds: Interpenetrations of Love and Being Review of Arias by Sharon Olds, the former Pulitzer prize and TS Eliot awardee (the only American woman to win this prestigious award). Her crisp, often-sexually explicit imagistic forays into being.
Server, From PixabayPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2020
Australia's Cryptic Democracy Julian Assange hails from a society that has no real guaranteed privacy rights; no Bill of Rights is inscribed in the constitution. Assange is, after all is said and done, a champion of privacy and soldier for more governmental transparency. He argues here that cryptography is the best protection for privacy, but now that's been taken away here. Read between the lines.
Book Review: Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2020
The Age of Synthetic Biology: Start the War Games! Book Review: Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology (2018) by National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Framework for dealing perceived bioweapon attacks. Scientists explain the processes of assessment and mediation involved. A moratorium on dangerous biological weapons research, in place since 2014, was lifted by the Trump Administration. Here's the scientific explanation for the need for synbio.
Black chain link fence Trump installed, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2020
What Would Abbie Hoffman Do? I miss the Sixties desperately. We didn't put up with s*it we put up with now. This poem is about Abbie and how he might re-distribute some wealth and kickstart the economy again.
Book Cover Don't Believe A word, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Gargling in the Rat Race Choir -- Hallelujah! Book Review of David Shariatmadari's Don't Believe A Word: The Surprising Truth About Language. Ebonics. Chomsjy. Boston accents. Why we lingua at all. Worth a read.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 1, 2020
O, Homo Contractus, Where Art Thou? This is a look at the shocking number of Deep State private contractors amongst us who have top security clearances as privates, but do the work of the public servants, but without accountability. Bill Moyers first examined it with some detail here. Edward Snowden, years later, in memoir, Permanent Record, declared it a catastrophic crisis.
Bookm Cover Come Closer and Listen, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 31, 2020
Changing Light Bulbs in the Cosmos with Charles Simic Book Review: Come Closer and Listen by Charles Simic. The latest "batch" from my favorite contemporary poet. The former American poet laureate is at his best here. Great juxtapositional humor.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 30, 2020
The Fart Heard Around the World (A Thinking Man's Poem) My alternative one-man conspiracy poem about WTC7's near free-fall collapse. I think Rudy did it and theory-poem why. Bring humor hat. Also, Rudy's fine work in Ukraine is noted. No word whether he caught up with Cofer Black, who quietly joined the Burisma board of directors shortly after Trump's inauguration. Then on to the icy tower. Like stations of the cross. O, it's all good fun, tongue in cheek. Bring humor. You need it
Book Cover The Ministry of Truth, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 30, 2020
Doublethink, Doublethink: It's Two Thinks in One! Book Review of Dorian Lynskey's The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984. Recalls Orwell's influences (HG Wells, principally), his deep loathing of communism, and his secret snitch list. Excellenyt job demonstrating the continued relevance of Orwell's presence on out world.

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