Impressions from DC (1991-2001): Observations in Free Verse
Tony Gasparian Frame, Sep 21, 2011 - 24 pages
As I gained proficiency in English, I developed a great deal of respect for the rhythm of the language. It was my privilege to explore Philadelphia in the 1980's with pen and paper and trace the colonial architecture. In the 1990's, however, I explored Washington DC on foot and examined the nation's heirloom. I call the city a pulpit from which to study America's pioneering culture; the exercise was transformative. I discovered the importance of the Civil-War period to shaping modern traits and experimented with language. My writing evolved along a porous boundary set between verse and prose; one formative teacher called it: "Energetic; fresh voice - pursue at all cost." I've left the text as is but updated with photos.
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