Monthly Archives: October 2014

American Muse: Jill McDonough

“Three a.m.” Our cabdriver tells us how Somalia is better than here because in Islam we execute murderers. So, fewer murders. ‘But isn’t there civil war there now? Aren’t there a lot of murders?’ Yes, but in general it’s better. … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of VII: Ellen Altfest According to one critic, “Working from life rather than photos, Ellen Altfest’s paintings exude an experiential quality: capturing the transference the impact of looking as it becomes imprinted in memory, she … Continue reading

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American Muse: Thom Gunn

“A Map of the City” I stand upon a hill and see A luminous country under me, Through which at two the drunk sailor must weave; The transient’s pause, the sailor’s leave. I notice, looking down the hill, Arms braced … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of V: Thomas Wilmer Dewing Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) was trained in Paris, and he was noted for his figure paintings of aristocratic women. Below – “Lady in Green”; “The Days”; “Summer”; “Woman in Black”; … Continue reading

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American Muse: Wallace Stevens

“The Poem that Took the Place of a Mountain” There it was, word for word, The poem that took the place of a mountain. He breathed its oxygen, Even when the book lay turned in the dust of his table. … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of V: Rachel Bullock Rachel Bullock studied painting with Even Richardson in Norway, as well as at the New York Academy of Art in New York City and the College of the Atlantic in Maine. … Continue reading

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American Muse: Jody Gladding

“1-800-FEAR” We’d like to talk with you about fear they said so many people live in fear these days they drove up all four of them in a small car nice boy they said beautiful dogs they said so friendly … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Susan Crouch Artist Statement: “I work primarily in transparent watercolor because its character allows for a wonderful blending of spontaneity and control. As a result, my paintings are a fusion of realistic and … Continue reading

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American Muse: Edward Field

“Curse of the Cat Woman” It sometimes happens that the woman you meet and fall in love with is of that strange Transylvanian people with an affinity for cats. You take her to a restaurant, say, or a show, on … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Christy Astuy Painter Christy Austy (born 1956) has studied art in Vienna, Paris, and Rome. Canadian Art – Part I of III: Autumn Skye Morrison Artist Statement: “My purpose is to create. In … Continue reading

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