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The Reader   Leave a comment

The Reader — Photo-Artistry by kenne

She reads books

as one would

breath air, to

fill up and live.

— Annie Dillard


“I Can’t Live Without Books.”   6 comments

Jefferson Cup (1 of 1) blogBookshelf Image by kenne

“I can’t live without books.”

— Thomas Jefferson

A Flashback To “DoubleTake” #13   3 comments

Virtual IllusionsDoubleTake #13 blog

Saturday evening light
Flashback to yesteryear,
Listening to the radio
Reading to a musical background.

Pausing the reading,
Surfing radio frequencies
Listening to the words
Of one-note talk shows.

Turning the dial to the left
Searching for painted words
A spontaneous overflow
Streaming powerful feelings.

Hearing words of choice and form
Words expressing the unspoken
Evoking times past
With times present.

Connecting, but questioning,
Who is this poet?
Line after line
Words shared in time.

How could this be?
Do I know her?
Read her poetry?
Heard her read?

Who is she?
Continuing to listen
Who is she?
Words replaced by silence.

Listening carefully,
Who is she?
Loueva Smith –
That’s it, Loueva Smith!

Knowing her name,

Loueva Smith -- Photoshopped image by kenne from Google Images

Loueva Smith — Photoshop image by kenne from Google Images

Time to Google,
Generating 21 results
One, DoubleTake #13.

Now I know
A virtual illusion
Figment of imagination
Arising out of nothingness.

But, just maybe
She does exist
In the middle
Of nowhere else to go.

Searching through office shelves,
There it was, DoubleTake #13.
Found, but not lost,
Words “…she had learned to keep quiet.”

 — Kenne

(Originally posted in 2008)

DoubleTake magazine was unique in American publishing, influencing the way other media began to use photography with writing. Originally published at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies between 1995-1999, before moving to Massachusetts, continuing to publish to 2003. I still have issues 8 – 30 from between 1997-2003, including a special edition on September 11, 2001. DoubleTake is a publication I will always treasure. From time to time, I will share some of its content.


“It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.”

― William Carlos Williams

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Capturing The Moment — Desert Eunuchs   2 comments

Christmas 2012

Desert Eunuchs — Image by kenne

naked  in the sun

skin rusted

desire lost

power seized

eunuchs of the desert


Tucson Festival of Books: Where Words & Imagination Come To Life   1 comment

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While David, Janie and the girls were here we attended the Tucson Festival of Books on the campus of the University of Arizona. This two-day event attracted over 100,000 people and over 450 authors and 240 exhibitors. The event includes a lot of hands-on activities , presentations and reading for all age groups illustrating how “words and imagination come to life.”  A very impressive event, indeed.


Images by kenne

100 Notable Books of 2008 — NY Times   Leave a comment

28maslin_190BOOK GIVING

For more years than I can recall, I have given books to family members as if it were a form of contrition for all the books I wish I had read – call it a form of “book credit.”  This year will be no exception, however, I have learned that this annual selection process may have more benefit to the giver than the receiver.  Although I read more books than ever before, I still can’t read everything I would like, so I supplement this deficiency by reading reviews and discussions on the Internet.

Tops on my weekly list of Internet reading is the NY Times Sunday Book Review and this time of year includes “100 Notable Books of 2008.” As with most years, I have not yet read any on the list, but one year into the 2007 list, I can acknowledge having read some on it, thanks in large part to being a member of the “Society of the 5th Cave.” This group of the “non-discriminating bourgeoisie” ensures my reading some books I would not normally read, especially those in the fiction category.


((Image by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

Posted November 28, 2008 by kenneturner in Family, Friends, Information

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