In this time of political conventions,
the Democratic Convention having taken place in Boston
in July and the Republican one upcoming at the end of
August in New York City, the 9/11 Commission Report just
released and much of world and domestic affairs on people’s
minds, a topical, light, but biting fun book to read
is Obliviously On He Sails: The Bush
Administration In Rhyme by Calvin Trillin. This book
is a collection of poems he has written as the deadline poet
for The Nation on the topic of the George W. Bush
administration. Each week for that magazine he contributes
a piece of verse on the news. Some samples of his verse follow:
“He thinks that hostile’s
He cannot say subliminal.
The way Bush treats the language
Is bordering on criminal.
Yes W. once took the view
That CO2 is bad for you.
He says he’s had a turnabout:
We make the stuff when breathing out,
So dangerous is what it’s not.
From lobbyists you learn a lot.”
Trillin has topical headings for
all his verses and divides the book up into twelve chapters
with such chapter headings as: ‘George W. Bush and Nanny Dick’, ‘Just
Invade Something’, ‘Assorted Irrelevant Countries’ and ‘The
Charge Of The Sissy Hawk Brigade’. The author also
enjoys taking potshots at Vice President Dick Cheney, Rush
Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Bill Bennett and Al Gore.
4, 2004, kicks off celebrations for the
6th anniversary of KYTV Reading Group with a party at 6:30
P.M. followed by a discussion at 7 P.M. of All The King’s
Men by Robert Penn Warren. Further celebrations will
occur in October.
Richard Curtis, of the Richard
Curtis Literary Agency, will continue his discussion of
the book of Exodus as part of the continuing series, ‘Love, Vows, A Connection: The
Marriage Of A People to their God’ on Monday,
August 9, 2004 at 7 P.M. Children’s story time continues every
Monday at 3 P.M. Come join the fun!
Upcoming Events At Logos:
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at 6:30
P.M., KYTV Reading
Group will celebrate its 6th year anniversary with a party
followed at 7 P.M. by a discussion of All The King’s
Men by Robert Penn Warren.
Monday, August 9,
2004 and Monday September 20,
2004 at 7 P.M. Richard Curtis of the Richard Curtis Literary Agency
will continue his discussion of the book of Exodus.
In the continuing series, “Love, Vows, A Connection:
The Marriage Of A People to their God” Wednesday,
September 1, 2004, at 7 P.M. KYTV Reading Group will discuss One
Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez;
Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at 7 P.M. KYTV Reading Group will
discuss Moby Dick by Herman Melville.#
Transit: Lexington Avenue Subway,
#4, #5, #6 to 86th St., M86. Bus: (86th St.), M79 Bus
(79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 Bus (1st & 2nd