Starting in September Doug Aitken’s art will take a journey by train. Here’s an excerpt about the project: Aitken’s Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening tour will travel to 10 different locations by rail on a train the artist himself designed that is intended to be a “kinetic sculpture [that will] act as a culturalContinue reading “From Station to Station with Doug Aitken”
Scattered Blossoms: Poems Inspired by Cy Twombly Please join us for A Poetry Reading at the Menil Collection Sunday, May 12th, 2 pm Cy Twombly Gallery The Menil Collection 1515 Sul Ross Houston, TX 77006 Featuring these poets: Joseph Campana Jane Creighton Robin Davidson Christa Forster Peter Hyland Jonathan Moody Laura Mullen Robin Reagler FranContinue reading “Scattered Blossoms Reading on May 12th, 2013, 2 pm at Cy Twombly Gallery”
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”
It happens to most creative people: one day Stefan Hengst found himself in a bit of a lull. In his effort to jump-start his creative process, he did a yearlong iPhone photography project that he called “My Daily Poetry Fix.” He collected snapshots he took with his phone each day and shared a few on Facebook Soon patterns began toContinue reading “My Daily Poetry Fix by Stefan Hengst”
I’ve never actually seen the Northern Lights so the idea of a glass igloo in Finland seems pretty extraordinary to me. I wonder what kinds of dreams one has in these thermal glass huts at the Hotel Kakslauttanen. [via Home Esthetics]
“Feeling at the thin edge between what and what.” –Kazim Ali, from “New York” in his book Bright Felon
Folk art abstract tree bird houses painting, originally uploaded by karlagerard. A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. –Chinese Proverb
Brian Dettmer sculpts with books and paints with the words on the page. Literally. Dettmer describes the motivation behind his work this way: The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This isContinue reading “Brian Dettmer: The Art of the Book”
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”
I feel like a Rebecca- like shape, like the real one has cast me off, spurt me out and left me to face her predators, like the real me is off enjoying her airpocketless body, while I stay behind going blotto, a so-so blurb on the back of a book, a blurry word. My beakContinue reading “Pseudomorph by Rebecca Hoogs”
Here are a few new free desktop designs that I like from around the web: 1) Geometric Bliss from How About Orange 2) Smashing Magazine continues to share monthly desktop calendar imagery. 3) Pixelgirl collects some great imagery for the computer contemplation. This fried egg comes from Marceline Smith. 4) Just Eleanor has free downloads fromContinue reading “Change Your Desktop, Change Your Perspective”
Photos by Karen Warren © 2012 Houston Chronicle Look up! A new public art work by James Turrell will soon grace the landscape of the Rice University campus in Houston. Due to open officially in a few weeks, the new “Skyspace” will put on a light show each day at sunrise and sunset.
David A Brown created an Optical Chapel in an office space that was once an optician’s office in downtown Houston. The installation incorporated 11,000 photographs. The project was featured in FotoFest 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”
I have a fascination with art by writers, especially the writers that I already like. Maybe that why I like this wonderful post about the wonderful poet, Mary Ruefle. The piece is by Douglas Glover on his web magazine Numero Cinq. In the post Doug shares postcards and stories about the poet. Here’s my favorite.