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William Lessard

Rembrandt with Cell Phone
by William Lessard
Writer of the Month

POETRY<br>Rembrandt with Cell Phone<br>by William Lessard<br>Writer of the Month

William Lessard, our Writer of the Month for January 2016, with a moving exploration of the selfie -- from the Old Masters to the selfie-stick, in "Rembrandt with Cell Phone". 

You begin to swipe through your entire gallery.
You start with the photo tonight, then go back, back, back:
fat you, skinny you, drunk you, sick you, happy you, heartbroken you.
A "you" for every brand moment, yet none that captures those breaths

before the filter performs the enchantment of its enhancement. 

by William Lessard

POETRY<br>Pantheon<br>by William Lessard

William Lessard with a poem inspired by our ever-expanding advertising landscape, "Pantheon". 

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