Monthly Archives: October 2014

American Muse: Robert Pinsky

“Samurai Song” When I had no roof I made Audacity my roof. When I had No supper my eyes dined. When I had no eyes I listened. When I had no ears I thought. When I had no thought I … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of II: Louise Britton Artist Statement: “In my ongoing exploration of painting, I shift my focus between the genres of landscape, still life, figure and creatures, combining observational realism with imagination. The common thread is … Continue reading

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American Muse: Denise Levertov

“The Novices” To leave the open fields and enter the forest, that was the rite. Knowing there was mystery, they could go. Go back now! And he receded among the multitude of forms, the twists and shadows they saw now, … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of V: Mary Sauer Mary Sauer earned a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University in 2009. From the Music Archives – Part I of II: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 25 October 1875 – The first … Continue reading

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American Muse: Billy Collins

“Forgetfulness” The name of the author is the first to go followed obediently by the title, the plot, the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of, as if, one by … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of III: Michael Zigmond In 1983, Michael Zigmond (born 1962) studied at the Institut de Tourraine in Tours, France, and in 1984 he earned a BFA from Bowling Green State University. French Art – Part … Continue reading

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American Muse: Theodore Roethke

“Journey Into The Interior” In the long journey out of the self, There are many detours, washed-out interrupted raw places Where the shale slides dangerously And the back wheels hang almost over the edge At the sudden veering, the moment … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of III: Kevin Roeckl In the words of one writer, “Born in California, Roeckl’s Fine Art education came from his father, an art collector and talented amateur artist. Kevin’s earliest recognition as a portrait artist … Continue reading

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American Muse: Dave Lucas

“Suburban Pastoral” Twilight folds over houses on our street; its hazy gold is gilding our front lawns, delineating asphalt and concrete driveways with shadows. Evening is coming on, quietly, like a second drink, the beers men hold while rising from … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Kendric Tonn Artist Statement: “I have always held drawing in a kind of reverence, both as an art form in its own right and as a foundational skill for other arts. When I … Continue reading

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