I had everything I ever wanted to say to you organized in my head but forgot it all when you took my palm in your hand and with your index finger wrote “disaster.” If you were to ask me how I ended up here, I don’t even know. Every night at 8:25 I can’t believeContinue reading “City of Lavender by Jason Bredle”
Salon of Beauty from Mark & Angela Walley on Vimeo. Artist Ana Serrano created a Los Angeles neighborhood in the heart of Houston. The only difference? This one is made completely of cardboard! The wonderful colors look so yummy!
A number of people have said nice things about my AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) campaign statement, so I decided to make it public. If you are an individual member of AWP, you are eligible to vote in the election. The deadline is November 22nd. I am honored to be nominated to theContinue reading “My AWP Campaign Statement”
Want a ticket to ride? Passing Cloud is an idea for eco-friendly transportation in the future. Energy is provided by the wind. If your journey has no destination, this might be your mode of choice. Some day. Could be very beautiful. Read more about it here.
Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, the creators of Inversion, have created a new piece of temporary public art by the Houston artistic team of Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Located at Project Rowhouses, the structure is part art, part stage and part park. It’s also awesome art. There are concerts and activities planned thereContinue reading “Havel and Ruck Redux”
I was ready for a new experience. All the old ones had burned out. They lay in little ashy heaps along the roadside And blew in drifts across the fairgrounds and fields. From a distance some appeared to be smoldering But when I approached with my hat in my hands They let out small puffsContinue reading “The New Experience by Suzanne Buffam”
The urban lyrics of Robert Montgomery are nested so tightly into the cityscape, you might not notice. But they are there, each of them, a ghost in the machine. Check out his site here. (via My Modern Met)
My chicken has pointy ears like a forest. He’s long-thighed, a non-sitter. That’s him in the low meadow then back again at the porch door as if he’s come from a great distance and I have made tea. He remains slightly tilted and his keel low set. Each night of their own accord the starsContinue reading “Poultry Chronical by Michael Teig”
From Moco Art: Vicki DaSilva uses tube lamps to create photography based on light graffiti. DaSilva uses this medium to create site-specific installations loaded with socio-political commentary. The single frame time exposure light paintings are made by moving the lamps either by hand or along tracks to create fields of light. Her current show ofContinue reading “Never Sorry by Vicki Dasilva”
My chapbook “Dear Red Airplane” arrived in today’s mail. It is published by Seven Kitchens Press. I suppose it’s both good news and bad news that it is already sold out. Seven Kitchens is a micro-press and they specialize in artful booklets in small print runs. If you’d like to request a second run, youContinue reading “My First Chapbook is Out: Dear Red Airplane”
We have some sad news this morning from Mars the imagination thinks in phrases but the universe is a long sentence according to our instruments the oldest songs are breaking apart like a puzzle in a basement every so often we detect the smell of marshmallows where there are none the end cannot be foundContinue reading “From Mars by Matthew Rohrer”
Here’s a list of blogs that are offering up poetry prompts for NaPoWriMo 2011. It’s short so please share with me links to other poetry prompts for the cruelest month. Big Tent Poetry (Carolee, Deb, and Jill) Kelli Russell Agodon NaPoWriMo (Maureen Thorsen) Poetic Asides (Robert Lee Brewer) Writer’s Island
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”
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!”
A red woodpecker scales the live oak, while I sleep, the phone rings makes its erasures: a demolition/construction a dream in which I’m revising a list with my father—gone the way of whole neighborhoods in the Bronx. Robert Moses shrugs his concrete shoulders Robert Moses, I say, drop the knife. In the summer of 2001, I livedContinue reading “Big Theory by Susan Briante”