Issue #141 May 2023

Photo Credit: Photo: The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation / Art Resource, NY
Artist: Lawrence, Jacob (1917-2000) © ARS, NY
Description: The Photographer, 1942. Gouache on paper, 22 x 29 1/2″.
Location: Private Collection
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    Editors Note
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    Book Review
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    If it was a wedding instead of war,
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    All things counter, original, spare strange
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    Marcy lets us play
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    Ever since I started hearing my heart
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    Dispatch animal
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