John at the summit of La Loberia, Gaucín, summer 2017
John & our friend Rod in San Pablo de Buceite, Feb. 2022
John & me in Frenchtown, NJ, April 2022
John tending the fire on our little finca outside Gaucín, Feb. 2022
Coming back to Tyrone Guthrie house after an evening walk
Lake Annaghmakerrig, from my room at Tyrone Guthrie Center, in the early morning
Hiking in sun and fog northeast of Gaucin (setting of Chapter 27 in Fighter Pilot’s Daughter).
My father in the Korean War pilot’s jacket I’m wearing in home page image
With my friend John Ndikum, on his way to Yale School of Public Health, Battery Park, NYC, April 2017
With my mother and sisters at the farm in Alabama, c. 1957: (L-R) Lizzie, Nancy, Frannie with Sarah on her lap, and me
New Year’s Day walk along a brief stretch of the Smuggler’s Route (Ruta de los Contrabandistas) from Gibraltar to Ronda.
The beach near Chiclana de la Frontera near Cádiz on Christmas Day 2017. The ruin of a military tower on the horizon.
My Christmas present, “Monogram,” from the series “La Biblioteca Oscura” (“The Hidden Library”) by Jim Rattenbury
Gaucin at sunset on the third to the last day of 2016. No editing or color added!
At a demonstration on behalf of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against Dakota Access Pipe Line, Lehigh University November 2016
With my baby sister Sarah at High Street on Hudson, NYC, 4 Nov 2016–happy before the election
Tyrone Guthre Arts Centre, County Monaghan, Ireland (September 2016)
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Artists’ Studios
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Artists’ Cottages
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Composer’s Room (Best quarters in the house)
Port of Malaga, east side close to sunset
Port of Malaga at dusk
Port of Malaga by moonlight
Inside the Pompidou Malaga
Thinking of Frannie, my mother and subject of much attention in Fighter Pilot’s Daughter, sketched here in a Saks ad for Intoxication perfume in 1945 when she was working in Saks’s advertising department.
My space on the third floor in Allentown. How can a person write with so much stuff on their desk?
On the porch in Allentown with Jacqueline and Ian Cockburn of Art and Culture Andalucia
Cold winter night in Madrid with my friend & former student John Bennett
A clear winter day in Gaucin
Sunset the same day
Shop window in Jerez de la Frontera
View of El Hacho, the mountain beneath which Gaucin’s water supply sits, at sunset.
Roman temple located near the Puerta del Reloj, Jimena de la Frontera
Puerta del Reloj or Gate of the Clock at the 8th century castle, Jimena de la Frontera, Spain
Clouds lifting off Sierra de Líbar, Cortés de la Frontera–every leaf hoping for rain.
La Janda wetlands near Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. Rice paddies and many wonderful birds. Photo by Jim Rattenbury.
Casares (near Gaucin, Andaluc;ia), another island in the sky
Avid Diva, my birthday present this summer by the wonderful sculptor and painter Jim Rattenbury. Avid is a seriously benign presence in the house in Gaucin.
The view from home in Gaucin (setting of Ch. 27 in FPD, “A Beaker of the Warm South”), where I’m going soon for the winter.
In my Dad’s flight jacket from the Korean War–my bio photo for Songs of Ourselves, an anthology of writing inspired by Walt Whitman coming out soon with Blue Heron Book Works. I edited the volume and wrote the introduction.
Map of the world drawn by Giovanni Vespucci, nephew of Amerigo Vespucci, in 1526. At the Hispanic Society, NYC. Researching old manuscripts for a project for Acoma Pueblo and found this lovely old map hanging on the wall in the reading room.
Picasso’s Head of a Warrior (1933), in the new show (Sept. 14, 2015) “Picassos’s Sculpture” at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.
The Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer my Dad used for navigating.
Astrolabe, 1450, in the Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid. Used to chart the stars and calculate time centuries before the clock.
Almonds blossoms in the rain at Finca los Arboles
Burros outside the blacksmith’s shop, Gaucin, January 2015
On the mesa, Chaco Canyon, October 2014
Acoma, from the butte to the north, October 2014
Old Acoma Village (atop the mesa), October 2014
Enchanted Mesa, Acoma Pueblo, October 2014
Sky City Cultural Center, Acoma Pueblo, October 2014
Visit to Bodega Descalzos Viejos, Ronda, Spain, with Art & Culture Andalucia group, July 10, 2014
Wine cellar at Bodega Descalzos Viejos
Garden of Descalzos Viejos
Todadaho Sid Hill, Traditional Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivering ceremonial welcome to UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 2014
(l-r) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Dalee Sambo Dorough, Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Thomas Gass, Asst. Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, and in the foreground John Ashe (Antigua and Barbuda), President of the General Assembly
Poutama Maōri Performing Arts Group of Te Ipukarea performing a karakia chant
Hiking in the Buitrera Canyon near Colmenar (Andalucia) with my friend Alice Rattenbury, winter 2014
With my friend Jim Rattenbury on a hike in the Vuitrera, outside Colmenar, Spain, winter 2014
Relaxing on a summer morning at the finca in Gaucin
Gaucin and Sierra Crestallina viewed from our place
Helping friends clear an old fountain near Psari, Greece
At work in Gaucin, June 2011
With Students in “Lit & Film of the 60s” Samantha Tager (left) and Maggie Hughes (right)
Mary in Heidelberg, 1969
Jack and Frannie on the SS United States, 1965
Lawlor family in New Vernon, NJ, just before sailing to Germany, February 1965 (L-R Frannie, Jack, Lizzie, Sarah, Nancy, Mary
Jack with turkey under surveillance, 1958
Jack with (l-r) Mary, sisters Lizzie and Nancy, 1957
Portrait my mother had taken in Miami, 1955, of herself surrounded by us: Lizzie (top l), Nancy (top r), Sarah (lower r), me (lower l)
Frannie and Jack Lawlor at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, Camp Lejeune, NC, 1954
Jack with my sister Sarah, 1955
Mary Ellen, Frankie, Philip, and Frannie Walsh at the Stork Club, NYC, c. 1942
Jack Lawlor climbing into a T-6 Texan Trainer, c. 1943