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)
I’m way behind, but here’s my annual list of daily prompts for National Poetry Month: Inlandia Institute NaPoWriMo Poetic Asides Found Poetry Review
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.
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.
It’s almost April – once again. And time to face the cruelty known as NaPoWriMo. Who wants to try writing a poem a day starting tomorrow? I’m trying to gather some muster myself. Leave me a link if you’re planning to blog your poems.