The Stage

“The Stage,” a regular feature of the journal, will review and announce exciting cultural and intellectual happenings throughout the nation and the world. If you would like to submit an event for review or listing, please contact our editorial team at: thealinejournal@gmail.com.

Crossroad
Arts & Culture / Politics / The Stage / Vol. 1 No. 3-4

Crossroad

I. So there I was, almost at the crossroad Stuck in a sudden storm of bikers, men in leather, engines snarling. Flags spurt skywards. I froze at the metal barricade, the seam of sense unpicked, Brown body splayed. In the aftermath of light, what proof is there of love— Buoyancy […]

Shields Green
Arts & Culture / Politics / The Stage / Vol. 1 No. 3-4

Shields Green

Shields Green* (1826-1859) The life lives after the life As a seed is a void in the world-as-is Opening paths to worlds-could-be. If and as, where and when, remains Sewn into the Heavenly Garment Of the Unknown, halfway between there And hereafter, lodged in an either Of times’ remorseless ether […]

The Coming of the Second-Time
Arts & Culture / Politics / The Stage / Vol. 1 No. 3-4

The Coming of the Second-Time

for pianist, composer, poet – friend, and mentor, Cecil Taylor The following was delivered in tribute to the great artist, Cecil Taylor (March 25, 1929-April 5, 2018), at his funeral and Memorial Service, which took place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in New York City. A first and only note; […]

Reassessment
Arts & Culture / Politics / The Stage / Vol. 1 No. 3-4

Reassessment

Take a leisure look back where it all was, the gapers and blozers, haggling whack offs standing on the platform waving so long as your train rolled past, carnival mayhem’s stale moments given to eternity. Grackles quarreling on roof tops banter much more eloquent than such nincompoops swilling malt beer […]