Maureen Drennan

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 in… Continue reading Maureen Drennan

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 should… Continue 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

Watership Down

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)

National Poetry Month 2016

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  

Published
Categorized as Poetry

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.

Published
Categorized as Poetry

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.

Published
Categorized as Poetry

Who Will Write a Poem a Day for NaPoWriMo 2015?

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.

Published
Categorized as Poetry

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.

Published
Categorized as Poetry

Shocking Polaroids by Phillip Stearns

Artist Phillip Stearns experiments by applying electric shock to Polaroid film. The results are wild. Stearns has exploded the moment and an exhibit of this work is on display at the Transfer Gallery in NYC. For more information, check out this story in the Huffington Post.

Published
Categorized as Poetry

Re-envisioning Cash

I love this Huffington Post story about graphic designer Travis Purrington, who wondered: what would our money look like if we dropped the dead white guy theme? Here’s a summary of the project: As part of a master’s thesis design project at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland, Purrington developed new versions of U.S.… Continue reading Re-envisioning Cash

Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space

There are so many ways to learn about our world. Take, for instance, Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, an awesome children’s book about the galaxy. With writing by quantum computer scientist Dominic Walliman and designed and illustrations by Ben Newman, this is a wonderful way to make discoveries. Science should be a revelation of wonders,… Continue reading Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space

Beautiful Maps

For the map geeks among us, the Beautiful Maps tumblr blog by Neonite is an absolute MUST. This is just a sample of the map wonderland that awaits you. Enjoy the journey.