Bates Magazine  -  Summer 1997

In This Issue

Batesie Sings the Blues
By H. Jay Burns   Photographs by Phyllis Graber Jensen

Corey Harris '91 has two critically acclaimed blues CDs out on the top American blues label. He tours with the lengendary B.B. King. And, yes, his Bates experience played a role in his search for his musical -- and personal -- roots.

Heat Wave in Concord
By Robert Chute

With a nod toward Thoreau's Journal, Bates poet Robert Chute offers, in verse, a "delicately erotic" recreation of a scorching summer day in 1852 when Thoreau took a walk along the Concord River.

Death Be Not Proud
By Michael Laurence '81

Lawyer Michael Laurence '81 represents poor people who have been sentanced to the death. In this essay, Laurence describes how the death penalty works -- or doesn't work -- in America today.

The Joy of Reenactment
By Phyllis Graber Jensen

The indignities of old age, wrote T.S. Eliot bitterly, include "the rending pain of reenactment of all you have done, and been." Through a lifetime of giving, arts patron Alice Esty '25 believes her beloved poet.



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