Next Stop: National Poetry Month

April 1st marks the beginning of National Poetry Month. If you’re crazy enough to try writing a poem a day during April, home base for this dizzying enterprise is NaPoWriMo.Net. They will offer writing prompts and encouragement all month long. Write About Now is leading a 30/30 group on facebook with prompts and feedback loops.Continue reading “Next Stop: National Poetry Month”

Begin to See: Photographers of Black Mountain College

Although Black Mountain College no longer exists, the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center continues to celebrate that unique community of artists in Asheville, NC. A current exhibit, Begin to See, features photography by artists who are best known in other media. The list includes: Josef Albers, Hazel Larsen Archer, Josef Breitenbach, Harry Callahan, TrudeContinue reading “Begin to See: Photographers of Black Mountain College”

Nina Chanel Abney

A recent article in the Huffington Post asks 21 contemporary artists what it will be like to be practicing during the Trump presidency. Nina Chanel Abney, whose work already boldly addresses issues concerning human rights, police brutality, and Black Lives Matter, sees the upcoming era as demanding more. Much more. In the interview, Abney asserts: “Artists shouldContinue reading “Nina Chanel Abney”

Entering the Kusama Universe

This is the last week for Houstonians to go spelunking in the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the MFAH. The show features two of her famous Infinity Rooms, Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity and Love Is Calling. If there’s any doubt about Kusama’s rock star status in the art world, take note of the myriad postings of her social media hashtag,Continue reading “Entering the Kusama Universe”

Punk Trumpet (revised)

googlemade of magic magenta-colored plastic this song limps with an instep muscling in the brass sound with its punk mind-set I’d say it’s like murder with an ostentatious backstory or it’s smashed music sizzling like an old concept mashing to pulp the whittled judicious biscuits and iconic red eye gravy.

Prompts to Fight the Blank Page Freeze Burn

Here’s a list of sites with prompts to help with NaPoWriMo 2015: NaPoWriMo http://www.napowrimo.net/ Found Poetry Review http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/blog/pomosco-celebrating-national-poetry-month-2015/ Poetic Asides http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2015-april-pad-challenge-guidelines 30 Day Poetry Challenge https://www.facebook.com/30dpc Vince Gotera http://vincegotera.blogspot.com/ This is a list in progress so please suggest other sites, and I will add them.

Where Gaming Meets Poetry

A new video game called “Elegy for a Dead World” takes the gamer on a journey and the result is poetry. The game, developed by Dejobaan Games and Popcannibal Games uses classic poems by Keats and Shelley. Read more about the poetics of gaming on Harriet.