Fletcher Lake


Photo by Paul Goldfinger © 2005 Ocean Grove skyline, as seen from the Bradley Beach side.   Photo by Paul Goldfinger © 2005.  Click left


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Noel Duffy – Four Poems

The Galway Review

Noel cropped - webNoel Duffy was born in Dublin. His debut collection In the Library of Lost Objects (Ward Wood Publishing, London, 2011) was shortlisted for the Shine/Strong Award for best First Collection by an Irish Poet. A second collection On Light & Carbon followed in autumn 2013. His latest collection Summer Rain is expected in summer 2016, again from Ward Wood.

Surface Tension

Water too has a skin,
that membrane that separates
its world from our own, the meniscus
that trembles in the light
late evening breeze, not breaking it
but forming small rivulets
upon its surface, a flickering
of light playing on the eye
separating our world from theirs:
the kingdom of water,
the kingdom of air.

The Leap

In the late months of every year they must face
the perennial ordeal: to make the long journey back
from the wide oceans’ deep to the freshwater lakes
in which they were…

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Guest Photographer: Helen Levitt


Girl Lifts Boy Girl Lifts Boy  ( 1st and 3rd images courtesy Mina Son)

New York City New York City  (Internet photo)


Levitt with James Agee Levitt’s most important book

By Paul Goldfinger

Those of you who follow photography on Blogfinger know that I am a big fan of black and white  street photography.   Some of the finest  photographers in that genre were active in the 1930’s through the 1950’s in New York City and Paris.  Among the best are Walker Evans, Eugene Atget, Andre Kertesz, Lee Friedlander and our guest photographer Helen Levitt, who was one of the pioneers.

Helen Levitt (1913-2009) photographed on the streets of New York City for over 70 years, both in black and white and color.  She worked with Walker Evans in the 1930’s, and her work was shown at the first photo exhibit held at MOMA in 1939.  She was a pioneer in the street photography genre.

A documentary film maker named…

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