Ever had a “damp, drizzly November” in your soul? Check out my essay about reading, listening, pandemic, isolation, and self-healing on RIFF, a publication by Writers at Large. Huge thanks to Thea Temple and the editors at RIFF.
Michael Cutlip: Collage with Boing
Only recently I found the art work of Michael Cutlip. Am flipping over it. He combines collage with a sense of playground. See his site for much much more.
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. There… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2014 Begins Today
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 first… Continue reading Writing, Promptly
50 States, 50 Novels: Some Great American Novels
Originally posted on Qwiklit:
It is impossible to contain all of the United States of America in one novel. From Alabama to Wyoming, there is little to connect every work here except for the fact that they are, well, American. But if you’re currently sitting on your front porch, looking for an escape to anywhere…
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 is… Continue reading Igniters for Writers
Change Your Desktop, Change Your Perspective
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 from… Continue reading Change Your Desktop, Change Your Perspective
Go Get Warped
Meet Warp, an example of cool art animation by Florent di Bartolo. I discovered this at Rhizome.
Balkan Beat Box
These guys are fun!
Letter to the Stranger by Conchitina Cruz
1. What I am about to tell you may or may not matter in the long run. 2. I have taken to alphabetizing the things in my kitchen. Thus colander next to coriander, dairy next to dishwashing liquid, ice next to insecticide. Anything can be held together by a web of associations: armoire to banister,… Continue reading Letter to the Stranger by Conchitina Cruz
LARKS by Anne Boyer
Fourteen stanzas through the brush please mention I dig this slumping anti-sentence: punctuation a meter: yards up. Tight and unapologetic promoters of the agenda — my ratty down people —tell me again how you grooved across my brother’s face. My concern is that you may flee the city rumbling en masse, burning ship songs, the… Continue reading LARKS by Anne Boyer
What Have We Here
This work by Sebastiaan Bremer truly blows me away! Whoah! [via grain edit]
Newborn at Born Magazine
Check out the latest in poet/artist/composer collaboration at Born Magazine. I always find something to love. Artists in this issue: Layne Braunstein, New York, New York Martin Brolin, Stockholm, Sweden Meredith Dittmar, Portland, Oregon Dave Selden, Portland, Oregon Writers in this issue: Dan Albergotti, Conway, South Carolina April Kopp, Chicago, Illinois Zachary Schomburg, Portland, Oregon
Get Inspired with New June Wallpaper
Dress up your desktop. Free from Smashing Magazine.
Art Cars Go Upscale: Jeff Koons Meets BMW
BMW commissioned artist Jeff Koons to art up a BMW. Here it is. Read more about in at Design Boom.