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April 1, 2017

Under the Bell Curve

With all apologies to both Ms Plath and Mr Cobain

The Bell curve may not be quite the right term, though it certainly is no “jar.” As a young, entitled white kid who came from a family embarrassing stuck in a working-class lifestyle with a very middl...

February 16, 2017

If those in power never cede any of their power to the oppressed, enslaved or disenfranchised, why do  I, and others of the “entitled class”, advocate for equality in all aspects of society for the oppressed and marginalized?

It is simple. It is our best interest. Yes,...

January 28, 2017

One, as you may have noticed, we are featuring the interview with Michael R. Burch for a second issue in a row. This is dues to a couple of reasons. One, our two potential interviews for February both were delayed, but equally as important, for we could have just remov...

December 21, 2016

This month I am actually writing about something important instead of just rambling about the human condition, as I see it.

Two somethings, and as a BTS reader, they could both directly impact your life, albeit in a small way .In 1995, when I started publishing The Scen...

November 18, 2016

Years ago, I first started publicly reading my poetry in 1994, and in just over a year, I started publishing other people’s poetry, I had a hard rule. I almost never gave advice about how to improve a poem, and NEVER gave it unless, not only was I asked, but the person...

Recently I was scrolling through Facebook, as I probably too often am, when I noticed a post my wife had shared from the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was actually an article in the New Yorker. It was this piece about the nightmare that is our corrupt bail system: PO...

October 9, 2016

A White Man Lost in America

August 2, 2016

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Anthony Uplandpoet Watkins

No, this is not another story of an angry white man threatened by the new progressive, diverse America that doesn’t seem to have a place for him anymore.

When I was a child, and my mother would hold my...

October 9, 2016

A Few Thoughts on Rules, or English as a Second Language

August 30, 2016

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Anthony Watkins

Okay, I have a few confessions to make.

Have you ever noticed when you are trying to learn a new language the toughest words to learn are the ones you already know? I mean, it took yo...

October 5, 2016

I have scrambled, with the help of my great new staff to get an issue out on time. I have been through nearly a dozen hurricanes. Some, you go remove a couple of palm fronds from your yard and go to work the next day or the day after, some, your neighborhood gets flatt...

When I was small, and my mother was alive, and young, we had a piano. It was an upright grand her father had bought for her when she was a girl. I was about five and I would sit on the piano bench and plink one finger or to at a time, composing songs and singing along.

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With all apologies to both Ms Plath and Mr Cobain

The Bell curve may not be quite the right term, though it certainly is no “jar.”...

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