Monthly Archives: July 2015

American Muse: William Stafford

“When I Met My Muse” I glanced at her and took my glasses off–they were still singing. They buzzed like a locust on the coffee table and then ceased. Her voice belled forth, and the sunlight bent. I felt the … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of VII: Arshile Gorky “The stuff of thought is the seed of the artist. Dreams form the bristles of the artist’s brush. As the eye functions as the brain’s sentry, I communicate my innermost perceptions … Continue reading

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American Muse: Joe Brainard

“30 One-Liners” WINTER More time is spent at the window. SUMMER You go along from day to day with summer all around you. STORES Stores tell all about people who live in the area. WRITING Others have already written what … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of VI: Don Van Vliet “The stars are matter, we’re matter, but it doesn’t matter.” – Don Van Vliet (1941-2010), best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart, American musician, singer-songwriter, and artist. Below – … Continue reading

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American Muse: Carl Phillips

“Brothers in Arms” The sea was one thing, once; the field another. Either way, something got crossed, or didn’t. Who’s to say, about happiness? Whatever country, I mean, where inconceivable was a word like any other lies far behind me … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Robert Brackman Born in Ukraine, Robert Brackman (1898-1980) immigrated to the United States in 1908. Brackman studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City and the Ferrer School in San … Continue reading

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American Muse: Robinson Jeffers

“The Beauty of Things” To feel and speak the astonishing beauty of things—earth, stone and water, Beast, man and woman, sun, moon and stars— The blood-shot beauty of human nature, its thoughts, frenzies and passions, And unhuman nature its towering … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of III: Joseph Piccillo Here is one critic describing the artistry of Joseph Piccillo (born 1941): “Joseph Piccillo’s meticulous charcoal and graphite drawings and paintings reveal an exquisite draftsmanship tempered by emotional sensitivity. Piccillo presents … Continue reading

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American Muse: Kyle Dargan

“The Robots are Coming” with clear-cased woofers for heads, no eyes. They see us as a bat sees a mosquito—a fleshy echo, a morsel of sound. You’ve heard their intergalactic tour busses purring at our stratosphere’s curb. They await counterintelligence … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of V: Lyonel Feininger Born 17 July 1871 – Lyonel Charles Feininger, a leading exponent of Expressionism. Below – “Gaberndorf II”; “Benz VI”; “Gelmeroda IX”; “In a Village Near Paris”; “Quiet Morning on the Sea”; … Continue reading

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