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Sunday, December 07, 2014


by George Held

"The last thing I remember is blacking out and Cosby mounting me like the monster that he was.”
--Janice Dickinson

Which came first, the blacking out or the mounting?
Can the Cos turn/be turned into a monster?
Is this just another case of black on white crime?
Is this just another case of white hysteria?
Is this just another episode of Beauty and the Beast?
Why is there a statute of limitations on rape?
Is this just another act of racist vengeance?
Is this just an instance of “buyer’s remorse”?
Is this a case of a black superstar without boundaries?
Is Bill Cosby more like Ray Rice or O.J.?
Is Dr. Cosby more like Dr. King or Dr. Marcus Welby?
How long will Bill Cosby remain beloved?
How long will Bill Cosby remain funny? 
How come Cosby is heavily booked into 2015?
Is the Cosby monster just a diversion from Ferguson?

George Held, a regular contributor to The New Verse News, has a new book out from Poets Wear Prada, Culling: New & Selected Nature Poems.