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”

NaPoWriMo 2014 Begins Today

    If you are planning to writing a poem a day in April, there are sources of inspiration all around. Starting in the most obvious place, check out the NaPoWriMo site. You will find everything you need to get started. Add your blog to the list of participants and join the community of writers. ThereContinue reading “NaPoWriMo 2014 Begins Today”

Writing, Promptly

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has gained momentum over the past decade, and a number of best-selling novels–Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern– began in this veritable boot camp for writers. The appeal lies in the short intense nature of the project, with the product being a 50,000 word firstContinue reading “Writing, Promptly”

Finding the My in Mythology

I “discovered” the artist Dan-ah Kim through the writers’ blog, NewPages. Although it seemed surprising to me at first, as I studied Kim’s art, the pairing made perfect sense. Every picture I studied seemed to evoke a whole mythology around it. The more I stared, the more story emerged. I am struck with the personalContinue reading “Finding the My in Mythology”

Igniters for Writers

Every writer gets stuck on occasion. When that happens, there’s hope. Check out the Writer Igniter app on the DIY MFA website. The program shuffles an e-deck of cards and provides you with a character, a situation, a prop, and a setting. You take it from there, imagination not included! The DIY MFA concept isContinue reading “Igniters for Writers”

Resources for NaPoWriMo 2012

If you’re trying to write a poem a day this April, here is a list of people providing writing prompts for the occasion: The official NaPoWriMo Headquarters (Maureen Thorson) The Best American Poetry blog  Robert Lee Brewer lists a daily prompts at Poetic Asides More than 30 ideas can be found at Redactions Poetry and Poetics KelliContinue reading “Resources for NaPoWriMo 2012”

Liquid Wood by Philippe Starck

Now this chair has the poetry in it! Via DesignBoom: The zartan chair by philippe starck with eugeni quitllet is a new approach to industrial production in a post-plastic era. at the magis booth on the milan fairgrounds, designboom spotted this from top to toe wholly natural chair, made of a sort of  ‘liquid wood’. Read more here.

The Poets: NaPoWriMo 2011

Here’s a list of poets participating in NaPoWriMo 2011. If you’d like your blog link added to (or subtracted from) the list, just leave it in thecomment section. In an effort to save time I carried over my list from last year.  If you’d like to set up a free blog, wordpress.com is an easyContinue reading “The Poets: NaPoWriMo 2011”

Happy National Poetry Month 2011!

National Poetry Month begins today, April 1st, 2011.  At Writers in the Schools (WITS) we send out an email with a child’s poem every day for the month. Find out about that and other poetry offerings here. If you are truly brave and want to WRITE a poem a day this April, consider participating in NaPoWriMo. Don’tContinue reading “Happy National Poetry Month 2011!”

Habanero by Claire Desjardins

This I gleaned from Art MoCo: Montreal painter Claire Desjardins has recently turned her hand to bold, colourful abstracts works that are a clear departure from her previous softer, more figurative pieces. These new series, full of vibrant movement, are an expression of the artist’s long-standing relationship with colour. Desjardins uses her palette in suchContinue reading “Habanero by Claire Desjardins”