Monthly Archives: August 2015

American Muse: Donald (Grady) Davidson

“Censored” Into a crock of gold he’d set some weeds, Behold swart devils in the sunniest weather; He would lump the saint and the courtesan together, Most miserably jangling all the creeds. The prurient multitude heard he was mad, Yet … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of III: Karen Jurick Artist Statement: “In a nutshell, I wanted to be an illustrator when I started college. Instead, I ended up helping my parents run a business – and after losing both my … Continue reading

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American Muse: Jack Kerouac

“Haiku” The low yellow moon above the Quiet lamplit house.

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August Offerings – Part XIII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of III: Joel Carson Jones Artist Statement: ”As a painter I strive for consistent improvement. I am drawn to heightened realism with the painstaking dedication it takes to achieve this. I am also driven to … Continue reading

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American Muse: Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Pastoral” If it were only still!— With far away the shrill Crying of a cock; Or the shaken bell From a cow’s throat Moving through the bushes; Or the soft shock Of wizened apples falling From an old tree In … Continue reading

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August Offerings – Part XII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of V: Jenny Harmon-Scott In the words of one writer, “Born in Oklahoma City in 1962, Jenny Harmon-Scott started oil painting at the age of ten. From that early age, she knew that painting was … Continue reading

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American Muse: Emily Dickinson

“’Nature’ is what we see –“ “Nature” is what we see— The Hill—the Afternoon— Squirrel—Eclipse— the Bumble bee— Nay—Nature is Heaven— Nature is what we hear— The Bobolink—the Sea— Thunder—the Cricket— Nay—Nature is Harmony— Nature is what we know— Yet … Continue reading

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August Offerings – Part XI: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Jackson Pollock “Every good artist paints what he is.” – Jackson Pollock, influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement, who died 11 August 1956. Below – “No. 5, … Continue reading

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American Muse: Robinson Jeffers

“To the House” I am heaping the bones of the old mother To build us a hold against the host of the air; Granite the blood-heat of her youth Held molten in hot darkness against the heart Hardened to temper … Continue reading

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August Offerings – Part X: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Janet Monafo According to one writer, “Massachusetts artist Janet Monafo says she is not very good at explaining her painting process, but the truth is she is forthright, clear, and profound when she … Continue reading

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