Category Archives: Brian Prager

An unknown known

We turn our backs on other forms of suffering today, and we in turn imperil ourselves and our chances. When the entire world mourns, we must align ourselves beside it, to earn the solidarity we desire. Continue reading

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L-O-V-E

“Good morn’ or evening friends Here’s your friendly announcer I have serious news to pass on to everybody What I’m about to say Could mean the world’s disaster Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain It’s that … Continue reading

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Collecting a New History of Grief (On Rui’s 12th Birthday)

“We live in a country where Americans assimilate corpses in their daily comings and goings.” – Claudia Rankine, “The Condition of Black Life” The appallingly truthful sentence above comes from a new book of essays I’ve recently been reading off … Continue reading

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Two dollar hat. Old black stockings.

A Sunday, September 2017 The Bowery where I landed 30 years ago is no more as it was. The memory tricks are real though. There was a spot where I brought you a few times, Rui, nearby here. We only … Continue reading

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