PF detail from Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Beach Scene, Guernsey (Children by the Sea in Guernsey) - 1883;


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Peter Arceseis on the faculty of NYU and HB Studio where he teaches poetry, theatre, and the classics. His verse play, The Breakfast, opened in New York City at the Douglas Fairbanks Studio Theatre in 1984. Recently, he directed the world premieres of Behind the Eyes and Threesome, a series of one-act plays by William Packard. Arcese's translations of poetry and drama include Aeschylus's Agamemnon into English syllabic verse and selected fragments of Sappho (The New York Quarterly, No. 58). He received NYU's Award for Teaching Excellence and is co-founder with Ray Hammond of Athanata Arts, Ltd., a production and publishing company dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary approaches to the arts.


the current live
the currency life

it sparks

slick eelskin
of a downed electric cable

and if you step out
to touch a toe

to ground
you're toast

and maybe
the goddess cries

or smiles
or winces

Paul Klee “In the Magic Mirror” 1934