Entries by Stephen Jenkinson

Old Order Believers


I don't know what happens to a culture when its performers and artists are dropped from the invitation list. Totalitarian regimes have kept a pretty tight rein on them, brought them into line, turned them into shills for what prevailed. Other kinds of regimes have turned them into decorations, sidelines, cartoons. Artists, not lawyers,...

Window


Let’s say you’re in lock down, because you were ‘exposed’. Or maybe it's because your boredom has succumbed to your concern for the common good. So, whaddya mean, “Let’s say you’re in lock down”? No, no. You’re in lock down. You’re looking out the window, at the sight of nothing new. No? Then that’s the...

Proof


I've been asked hundreds of times to sign personal copies of Come of Age, and I'm glad to do it. More than glad. I see to it that each inscription is very close to prayer, outright. Not always a prayer for something, mind you. Rarely that. Just as often it is a prayer to...