And Then It Got Very Cool

For National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets has organized a very cool contest. Here's the announcement from their site: Recreate a favorite poem off the page and contribute it to the Free Verse project. Write lines on a sandy beach, assemble twigs on a hillside, or chalk the sidewalk. Take a photo beforeContinue reading “And Then It Got Very Cool”

Snow Dragon

Dragon, originally uploaded to flickr by zhaonameloc. I've been at the AWP conference in Chicago this week. Across the street from my hotel, there's been a snow sculpture contest. It's been fun to watch the giant blocks of white turn into dragons and dogs and lotus blooms. At night, they look especially cool.

Rust Song

These are flickr photos of work by artist and sculptor Richard Serra. first photo by fake plastic earth via flickr second photo by MRY Studio via flickr (via Silliman’s Blog and Modern Art Notes)

One Day Poem Pavilion

My friend Ann Sieber sent me a link this week to Jiyeon Song’s site Experiential Typography, saying she thought I might like it. I do! "The One Day Poem Pavilion demonstrates the poetic, transitory, site-sensitive and time-based nature of light and shadow. Using a complex array of perforations, the pavilion’s surface allows light to passContinue reading “One Day Poem Pavilion”


  Bloxes  by aikoto via Flickr From the official Blox website: What are Bloxes? Bloxes are building blocks made of interlocking pieces of corrugated cardboard, folded together. Their unique shape and structure make them exceptionally strong and lightweight . Check out their website for more information.

Everybody Loves Implosion

Houston is not known for cool, but here is an exception.  The Art League has inverted a bungalow and this is what they got.  For those of you in the vicinity, drive up Montrose toward the Heights (north); the cross street is Willard.  The house–slated for demolition, apparently–was altered by Dean Ruck and Dan Havel.Continue reading “Everybody Loves Implosion”