Monthly Archives: July 2015

American Muse: William Stafford

“The Light By The Barn” The light by the barn that shines all night pales at dawn when a little breeze comes. A little breeze comes breathing the fields from their sleep and waking the slow windmill. The slow windmill … Continue reading

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July Offerings – Part XXVI: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Cassandra Gillens In the words of one critic, “Cassandra Gillens is a self-taught artist, residing in the Low Country of South Carolina, an area she cherishes. Born and educated in Boston, Massachusetts, her … Continue reading

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American Muse: Robinson Jeffers

“Song of Quietness” Drink deep, drink deep of quietness, And on the margins of the sea Remember not thine old distress Nor all the miseries to be. Calmer than mists, and cold As they, that fold on fold Up the … Continue reading

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July Offerings – Part XXV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of VIII: Katy Unger Artist Statement: “My recent paintings are about personal space. They are a window into those intimate moments that from the viewpoint of the observer can only be left to the imagination. … Continue reading

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American Muse: Katie Ford

“Still Life” Down by the pond, addicts sleep on rocky grass half in water, half out, and there the moon lights them out of tawny silhouettes into the rarest of amphibious flowers I once heard called striders, between, but needing, … Continue reading

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July Offerings – Part XXIV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Jenny Morgan Artist Statement: “I manipulate the figure to expose the individual’s idiosyncrasies and create a physiological portrait. Working with people from my own life as subject matter allows me to hone in … Continue reading

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American Muse: Harriet Monroe

“A Farewell” Good-bye!—no, do not grieve that it is over, The perfect hour; That the winged joy, sweet honey-loving rover, Flits from the flower. Grieve not—it is the law. Love will be flying— Yes, love and all. Glad was the … Continue reading

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July Offerings – Part XXIII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of V: Nassos Daphnis In the words of one art historian, “Nassos Daphnis, born in 1914 in the village of Krokeai near Sparta (died 2010), arrived in the United States in January 1930. He had … Continue reading

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American Muse: William Stafford

“At The Un-National Monument Along The Canadian Border” This is the field where the battle did not happen, where the unknown soldier did not die. This is the field where grass joined hands, where no monument stands, and the only … Continue reading

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July Offerings – Part XXII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of II: Alexander Calder “My fan mail is enormous. Everyone is under six.” – Alexander Calder, American sculptor best known as the originator of the “mobile” (a term coined for Calder’s kinetic sculptures by Marcel … Continue reading

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