Song premier – 4 new tracks from Tim Holland’s “A Barry Island of the Mind”

I am happy to share four new songs from my forthcoming release "A Barry Island of the Mind."  The album uses elements of classical music to tell the story of exiles in search of meaningful connection, communication, and inner peace in the aftermath of a devastating conflict.

STARVE: a note-poem for the hungry. (to be interpreted as variously as possible.)

PART I:  In which we analyze and attempt to understand the most basic level of need--hunger--and the outcome of failing to meet this need. starve verb \ˈstärv\ starved | starv·ing Definition of STARVE intransitive verb 1          a : to perish from lack of food b : to suffer extreme hunger 2          a archaic : to die [...]

Writing for Writers: Poetry, James Joyce, and the Arc of Absurdity

One night last week I was having drinks with a close friend I hadn’t seen in a while. We proceeded to catch up on how things were going with work, with our romantic relationships, our families, mutual friends, the whole standard ticket. At some point in the evening, things turned to talk about writing—as they [...]