At the bottom of this picture is a urinal Ernest Hemingway once took from Sloppy Joe’s bar. He did it in part to piss off his wife, but also because he had “pissed away” so much of his money into the urinal that he owned it.
“As I write this, legislation is wending its way through Florida legislative committees that will enable Gov. Rick Scott to appoint a new Florida state poet laureate. State Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, is the sponsor of SB 366, and state Rep. Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City, is sponsoring the House version, HB 589. With luck, and some public support, the bills will pass by April, National Poetry Month, and a new laureate could be named to begin a four-year term by June 1.”
- David Axelrod makes the case for Florida’s poet laureate.
“Miami is a veritable treasure chest of weird. Hell, they eat people’s faces here. They overdose on bugs. They alternately molest and cockblock manatees. Wolfe, who loves realism, should’ve been able to uncover these things and more.”
- There Is a Miami Beyond This Miami: On Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe