Monthly Archives: November 2014

American Muse: Billy Collins

“Shoveling Snow With Buddha” In the usual iconography of the temple or the local Wok you would never see him doing such a thing, tossing the dry snow over a mountain of his bare, round shoulder, his hair tied in … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of VI: Wanda Choate In the words of one writer, “Wanda Choate has exhibited in many shows and received top honors, including OPA Awards of Excellence in 06, 07, 08, Best of Show in the … Continue reading

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American Muse: Robinson Jeffers

“Rock and Hawk” Here is a symbol in which Many high tragic thoughts Watch their own eyes. This gray rock, standing tall On the headland, where the seawind Lets no tree grow, Earthquake-proved, and signatured By ages of storms: on … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Michael Arcieri In the words of one writer, “Michael Arcieri graduated the Art Institute of Houston in 1987 and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. Studying realism painting under painter Patricia Whitty, his knowledge … Continue reading

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American Muse: Robinson Jeffers

“Mountain Pines” In scornful upright loneliness they stand, Counting themselves no kin of anything Whether of earth or sky. Their gnarled roots cling Like wasted fingers of a clutching hand In the grim rock. A silent spectral band They watch … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of V: Gregory Euclide In the words of one writer, “Gregory Euclide (born 1974) is an American contemporary artist and teacher who currently lives and works outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and … Continue reading

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American Muse: Robinson Jeffers

“To an Old Square Piano” Whose fingers wore your ivory keys
 So thin—as tempest and tide-flow
 Some pearly shell, the castaway
 Of indefatigable seas
 On a low shingle far away—
 You will not tell, we cannot know. Only, we know … Continue reading

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November Offerings – Part XV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of VI: Carol Lee Thompson Carol Lee Thompson earned an MFA from the Maryland College of Art. “Poetry evokes out of words the resonance of the primordial world.” – Gerhart Hauptmann, German dramatist, novelist, author … Continue reading

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American Muse: Denise Levertov

“Everything that Acts Is Actual” From the tawny light from the rainy nights from the imagination finding itself and more than itself alone and more than alone at the bottom of the well where the moon lives, can you pull … Continue reading

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November Offerings – Part XIV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of VII: Will Bullas In the words of one critic, “Born in Ohio and raised in the Southwest, Will Bullas enrolled at Arizona State University and was majoring in fine arts with a minor in … Continue reading

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