Edmond Chibeau looks at performance and theatre from the avant-garde communication perspective

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Donna Johnson: Writer fo Knoxville Metro Pulse

You should check out Donna Johnson who writes for Knoxville Metro Pulse.
Donna truly has her own voice.  I am amazed that there is a newspaper willing to carry such insightful and poignant writing.  Knoxville is lucky to have her.   And Metro Pulse will someday point with pride to a writer to whom they gave some ink before she became famous.

"Easter" is a time of forgiving and opening the gates of love.  I love it when Donna says, “It was a great deal of responsibility for a 9-year-old child, to keep all those people from dying and going to hell, but somebody had to do it.”  And I share her problem with fire and brimstone preachers who condemn so many people to hell.

Doobie Hunters” is gross and fascinating, sad and funny.   And the closing with the 3 of them in bed is really warm and nice.

Ghosts” holds my attention because I am not sure where it is going to go and what the writer thinks of her friend who sleeps in the cemetery, who loves her mother, and who can also get the voices in her head to stop if she bangs it really hard.  “Until we were nearly poisoned with candy from the Easter baskets.”  What a terrific writer.   

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Anonymous Donna Johnson said...

Dear Mr. Chibeau, I tried to write to you many months ago to thank you for your wonderful coppmments about my writing, but it did not go through. As you know Metropulse was closed down. In its place is a new paper called "Knoxville Mercury" for which I am also a columnist. This weeks article "The Path Not Taken.' Thank you again. Sincerely, Donna Johnson

Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:43:00 PM  
Blogger Edmond Chibeau said...

Thank you for writing Donna Johnson.

Sunday, June 07, 2015 5:04:00 PM  

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