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CHRIS RICE COOPER BLOG—The PhotoFeature Story : Mark Tulin’s “Ancient Pyramid”

CHRIS RICE COOPER BLOG–PhotoFeature Story : Mark Tulin’s “Ancient Pyramid”

This is the story of how my poem “Ancient Pyramid” came to be. The poem is included after the interview. It is also available in my poetry book, Awkward Grace.

— Read on chrisricecooper.blogspot.com/2020/08/mark-tulins-ancient-pyramid-is-209-in.html

Author, poet, short story writer from Santa Barbara, California. I write about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching present in California. These are narratives that may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

13 comments on “CHRIS RICE COOPER BLOG—The PhotoFeature Story : Mark Tulin’s “Ancient Pyramid”

  1. I like Stanley and the way you cared about him, seeing the person underneath his outward appearance.

  2. I think as kids we could always see the real person. I’m so happy he had you to tell his story.

  3. It’s interesting to learn the backstory of a poem. In the case of “Ancient Pyramid,” we gain a greater appreciation for the person who has inspired the poem. We see what some may regard as “a loser” in society in a new light, thereby creating new opportunities for dealing with those individuals who have lost their footing in life. I look forward to reading the entire collection. My copy is on its way.

  4. As I read the back story interview, I kept thinking, I want to read this poem, I want to read this poem. That part of it was very nicely done! The poem definitely lived up to its promise. Stanely’s memory will live on.

  5. Amazing! Thank you for sharing, Mark.

  6. People don’t realize the artistry of a person’s job. 🖌 I wonder how many jobs that people didn’t realize over the years were actual an art 🎨 – the artistry of jobs from 1900’s until 2020 has been lost over the years. Is there a person today (I’m dreaming of course) that could do Stanley’s job designing an “ancient pyramid” out of 5 lb and🥔 10 lb bags 🥔of potatoes? 🥔
    Mark you have made ⭐Stanley⭐a “star” that has luminous pyramid above it.
    Wait a minute – doesn’t the top of the star kind of looks like a pyramid????
    Thank you again!! Hope

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