Author Archives: seanarthurjoyce

About seanarthurjoyce

I am a poet, journalist and author with a strong commitment to the environment and social justice. If anything, I have too many interests and too little time in a day to pursue them all. Film, poetry, literature, music, mythology, and history probably top the list. My musical interests lie firmly in rock and blues with a smattering of folk and world music. I consider myself lucky to have lived during the great flowering of modern rock music during its Golden Age in the late 1960s/early '70s. In poetry my major inspirations are Dylan Thomas, Rilke, Neruda and the early 20th century British/American poets: Auden, Eliot, Cummings. My preferred cinema includes the great French auteurs, Kirosawa, Orson Welles, and Film Noir. My preferred social causes are too numerous to mention but include banning GMOs, eliminating poverty (ha-ha), and a sane approach to forest conservation and resource extraction. Wish me—wish us all—luck on that one!

Joyce Launches New Poetry Video

Sean Arthur Joyce has a new video out! Titled “The Day After Covid,” it draws together in poetic form a year of research and observations about the “pandemic.” It’s a hopeful message that justice will eventually be served as humanity … Continue reading

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Karl Popper’s Remedy for Failing Democracies

Part 1: The Perennial Revolt Against Freedom Democracy is worth fighting for. That’s a central message of the landmark work of political philosopher Karl Popper, whose book, The Open Society and its Enemies, was forged in the crucible of the … Continue reading

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Rock Returns Home to the Blues

As a lifelong rock ’n’ roller and blues fan, I’ve lamented the steep decline in the popularity of rock music in recent years, particularly among musicians. In 2017 The Guardian reported that hip-hop and R&B had overtaken rock as “the … Continue reading

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