“I realize I’ve been … a kind of psychedelic Philistine. Perhaps it was my slightly romanticized, somewhat pantheistic, sense of all this…” Part two of Michael C. Blumenthal’s essay on the psychedelic experience in mid-age.Read More
Michael C. Blumenthal is a poet and educator who has also ventured into essays, memoirs, and fiction. Blumenthal, trained as a lawyer, went into editing and then became a lecturer in poetry at Harvard University and ultimately director of the Creative Writing program there. Among his better-known verse collections are ‘Days We Would Rather Know’ and ‘Dusty Angel’. His eighth book of poems, ‘No Hurry: Poems 2000-2012’, was recently published by Etruscan Press.
“I was scared and apprehensive, as anyone who dabbles in the sacred ought to be, when … I, for the first time in 15 years, ingested a small clear capsule containing 250 micrograms of the substance known as LSD.” Michael C. Blumenthal on ‘the psychedelic experience in mid-age’.Read More
“I walk around, circling the demi-gods / From previous lives, when syllables would sing / The passions of my youth…” Weekend poem, by Michael C. Blumenthal.Read More