Sunday, January 17th

More of Otis Clay, who died the other day.

The Gospel Songbirds (Otis Clay [right]; Maurice Dollison, aka Cash McCall [left], 1941-), “I Believe,” live (Jubilee Showcase), 1964, Chicago



reading table

There was very little time for small talk, so I said, ‘Does God exist?’

—James Tate (1943-2015), “The Wrong Wedding” (Dome of the Hidden Pavilion, 2015)