Monthly Archives: September 2014

American Muse: Stephen Dunn

“Walking the Marshland” It was no place for the faithless, so I felt a little odd walking the marshland with my daughters, Canada geese all around and the blue herons just standing there; safe, and the abundance of swans. The … Continue reading

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September Offerings – Part XX: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Bob Clyatt According to one writer, “Bob Clyatt grew up roaming the countryside of Northern California, ending up studying art at UC Berkeley in the 70s. Absorbing the zeitgeist of that time and … Continue reading

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American Muse: Kenneth Rexroth

“Hojoki” A thing unknown for years, 
 Rain falls heavily in June, 
 On the ripe cherries, and on 
 The half cut hay. 
 Above the glittering 
 Grey water of the inlet, 
 In the driving, light filled … Continue reading

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September Offerings – Part XIX: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of V: Brian Biedul In the words of one critic, “Brian Biedul was born in Colorado Springs in 1955 and soon thereafter moved to Europe with his family. He spent the better part of his … Continue reading

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American Muse: Robert Duncan

“A Little Language” I know a little language of my cat, though Dante says that animals have no need of speech and Nature abhors the superfluous. My cat is fluent. He converses when he wants with me. To speak is … Continue reading

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September Offerings – Part XVIII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Timothy W. Jahn In the words of one writer, “American born artist Timothy W. Jahn is a representational painter and teacher. He currently lives and paints in Anguilla where he is the head … Continue reading

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American Muse: Sharon Olds

“The Unborn” Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads,
 Like gnats around a streetlight in summer,
 The children we could have,
 The glimmer of them.

 Sometimes I feel them waiting, dozing 
 In some antechamber – servants, half-
 Listening … Continue reading

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September Offerings – Part XVII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Neilson Carlin Painter Neilson Carlin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Italian Art – Part I of II: Marta Dell’Angelo Here is one critic … Continue reading

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American Muse: Jane Kenyon

“Happiness” There’s just no accounting for happiness, or the way it turns up like a prodigal who comes back to the dust at your feet having squandered a fortune far away. And how can you not forgive? You make a … Continue reading

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September Offerings – Part XVI: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Deborah Scott Artist Statement: “I work in the genre painting tradition. My work is a mash-up of classically styled figurative painting and contemporary iconography. My narratives are based on biography, tarot, mythology and … Continue reading

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