I’ll do two book signing stints for two new chapbooks at #AWP18 in Tampa. Both will be on Thursday, March 8th, the first day of the conference. I’ll be signing Dear Red Airplane at the University of Houston booth #1225 at 12 noon. If you’re at the Bookfair, please come thru! It would be greatContinue reading “Book Signing at #AWP18 in Tampa”
A big box of my new chapbook arrived this week. I’m still feeling completely stunned by it. Teeth & Teeth is the winner of the Charlotte Mew Prize, selected by poet Natalie Diaz and published by Headmistress Press. Here’s how Ching-In Chen describes it: Robin Reagler’s Teeth & Teeth is a wild-mouthed dispatch from theContinue reading “A Box Full of Teeth”
I’ll be reading poems at Public Poetry on Saturday, January 6, 2018, with Corinna Delgado, Amanda Ortiz, and Miranda Mahoney. Join us at 2 pm at the Jungman Branch (5830 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77057) of the Houston Public Library. FREE .
I’m mesmerized by these swimmer images created by artist Maria Svarbova that are based on old Soviet photographs of swimming pools. A native of Slovakia, Svarbova’s human subjects become mechanisms in rigid composition. I find a cold comfort in her work. For more examples and information, see this post at Colossal by Kate Sierzputowski.
Endangered Harlem by Gaia, photo by Tara Murray[/caption] This weekend in NYC my friend AQ and I took a slow bus through Harlem. We got to see some of the endangered bird murals sponsored by the Audubon Society. I’d read about the Audubon Mural Project, but it was fun to search for them out theContinue reading “Street Art for a Cause”
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”
Only recently I found the art work of Michael Cutlip. Am flipping over it. He combines collage with a sense of playground. See his site for much much more.
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”
The bold colors of artist ELIZABETH GAHAN may take spectators by surprise. Chromatic Crystalization is an installation done in 2013 in Westlake Park, Seattle. Starting in August 2017, a new exhibit of Gahan’s work will be completed in Auburn, Washington. It will be part of a new public art series called Art on Main. GahanContinue reading “Look Up, Seattle”
Photographer Maureen Drennan was featured in a recent Huffington Post piece on artists repositioning themselves for the upcoming Trump presidency. I was moved by her strength and faith in the power of the artist. “I believe the role of an artist is more important than ever and ideally should compel and challenge us to think inContinue reading “Maureen Drennan”
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”
From The New Yorker magazine: What if the New York City subway map paid homage to some of the city’s great women? I love this map from Rebecca Solnit’s new book, Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (University of California Press, 2016) which was co-edited by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. Like so many of life’s mostContinue reading “NYC Recast as a City of Women”
The most recent issue of MAYDAY Magazine features LGBTQ poets, writers, and artists. Heartfelt thanks to the guest editors, Chad Dimock and Amy King, for including my poem “The Heights” in this issue.
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”
The rabbits have landed in Houston. These gigantic bunnies are art by Amanda Parer, and they will be up for only one week at 1600 Smith Street, downtown.(Photos by Arie via flickr)