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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Memory plays tricks on us, confounding us with the passage of time. Photographer Chino Otsuko demonstrates this phenomenon through her exhibit Finding Me. In My Modern Met, The artist photoshops herself into travel photos from the past to create a double moment in time. Otsuko explains her project: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost… Continue reading Chino Otsuko, Then and Now, All at Once
via Wooster Street: Working with silkscreen artist 10H23, French street artist Lili Jenks (also known as PAPERGLUEnSCOTCH) is making collages that cross borders. The team collected strips of paper from billboards in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil then swapped and reorganized the billboard strips into large collages with screen prints of old photos by 10H23.… Continue reading Cross-Cultural Collage Graffiti by Lili Jenks and 10H23
Check out the Huffington Post story on the teeny tiny art of Lorraine Loots. Most of these drawings are smaller than postage stamps! Loots, an artist based in Cape Town, explains her project this way: “I had been painting some miniatures around that time and people would always ask what I was planning on doing… Continue reading Lorraine Loots’ Postcards for Ants
One of the exciting new projects in the world of poetry this year is Brooklyn Poets, founded by Jason Koo. Not a New Yorker? No worries. In addition to the live NYC events, they offer online workshops for poets anywhere and everywhere. Check them out on their site.
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. There… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2014 Begins Today
Marco Villegas The Soaring Cost of a Single Breath January 25 – February 22, 2014 Opening reception: Saturday January 25, 5-7 PM Front Gallery 1412 Bonnie Bonnie Brae Street Houston TX 77006 frontgallery.com
In the median of Montrose Boulevard, a colorful tube of art graces my morning drive to work. The tunnel by Patrick Renner stretches a city block in front of the Art League Houston. It’s fun whizzing by this wonder before I’m fully awake.