Jean Huets

About me

Jean Huets is author of With Walt Whitman: Himself, a nonfiction interactive book, which prize-winning poet Steve Scafidi called “a book of marvels.” Her writing on the American Civil War era has been published in The New York Times, The Civil War Monitor, and in the book NY Times: Disunion. She co-founded Circling Rivers, an independent press dedicated to Americana: fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She authored The Cosmic Tarot book and co-authored with Stuart R. Kaplan The Encyclopedia of Tarot.

From my website

Resistance Artist Boardman Robinson

photo by James Haspiel The illustration, by Broadman Robinson, faces Whitman’s poem “Song of the Exposition” The Leaves of Grass book Marilyn Monroe reads in the photo is a 1944 reissue of a 1921 edition published by Modern Library, New York, and illustrated by Boardman Robinson. Today, Robinson would be called a resistance artist. Born…

Coal Black Horse, by Robert Olmstead

Coal Black Horse,  American Civil War novel by Robert Olmstead, is poetry in prose, and a quest story both straightforward and profound. A mother — not the flame of love or the burning need for truth — instigates the quest. Find your father, she commands, and sends her young son, a…

George B. McClellan – Unfair! (?)

I’m way far from being an expert on battles, etc, nor am I a fan of pocket-Napoleon McClellan, yet the last sentence of the following quote rings false to me: “A plan signifies intent to act, but until executed, it simply remains as a good intention. Inaction or timid execution will…

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