John at the summit of La Loberia, Gaucín, summer 2017
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 mother and sisters at the farm in Alabama, c. 1957: (L-R) Lizzie, Nancy, Frannie with Sarah on her lap, and me
Gaucin at sunset on 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
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.
A clear winter day in Gaucin
Sunset the same day
Roman temple located near the Puerta del Reloj, Jimena de la Frontera
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.
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.
Burros outside the blacksmith’s shop, Gaucin, January 2015
Visit to Bodega Descalzos Viejos, located in an early 16th-century monastery in Ronda, Spain, with Art & Culture Andalucia group, July 10, 2014
Wine cellar at Bodega Descalzos Viejos
A summer morning at the finca in Gaucin
Gaucin and Sierra Crestallina viewed from our place
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
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
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