Author Archives: Chris Floyd

About Chris Floyd

Tennessee. Moscow. Oxford.

The Angelic Heralds

“The Angelic Heralds at the gates of Gil-gal, demanding the city’s surrender to Joshua and the Israelites, lest it be destroyed and all the people in it.” Ink brushes, digital paint.        

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Len Crawford: “The Lost Wise”

“There was once a being, a human, who in form and wisdom surpassed all others, even the Buddha. In this creature’s heart were understandings of how to achieve unshakeable inner peace and make society a garden where every flower flourished in its … Continue reading

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Thomas Fowler: “The Ancient Pseudoscience”

“Thomas Fowler, American poet (1921-1965). Born in Sevierville, Tennessee, Fowler ran away from the family farm at age 14 and rode the rails around the US for years. After serving in the Merchant Marine during World War II, Fowler settled … Continue reading

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Jesse and Jezebel: Low-Rent Capers and an Ink-Drawn Heart

“Jesse and Jezebel, the name given to outlaw couple Jesse Weathers and Janice Lister after they began a sporadic crime spree in Arkansas, robbing a few gas stations, hijacking a truck and trying (and failing) to hold up a bank. … Continue reading

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Boris Pasternak: At the Paris Anti-Fascist Conference, 1935

“Sketch of Boris Pasternak, allegedly made by Pablo Picasso at the International Conference for the Defense of Culture, the great anti-Fascist gathering of world artists and thinkers in Paris, in June 1935. A Soviet delegation was invited. But when Pasternak … Continue reading

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Giancarlo Sobretti: “What Art Is”

“‘You want to know what art is? I’ll tell you what art is. Art is what remains when the bullshit that invades your mind and your soul from the day you are born is expelled for a moment — for … Continue reading

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Cynthia Norwich: “The Secret Sharer”

“Cynthia Norwich. Photo for the ‘Domestique’ Sunday color supplement of the Sidbury Times, Sidbury, Connecticut, September 4, 1966. The story noted her election as President of the prestigious North Maple Home and Garden Club. But she also had another life. … Continue reading

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