Archive for October, 2015

Ellen Carey: Polaroid 20 X 24 Self-Portraits | M+B Gallery

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ELLEN CAREY Portrait, 1986 signed, dated, titled verso unique 20 x 24 Polaroid 33 x 26 in.

NOVEMBER 6, 2015 – JANUARY 16, 2016

The Story of a Bird | Tin House

Source: The Story of a Bird | Tin House

THE POET’S VOICE: Katie Peterson & Louise Glück | Woodberry Poetry Room

~ Louise Glück begins reading at 23′ 13″

“Under the Blue Hills – Bloomfield, CT”– A Poetry Reading by Marilyn Johnston

 

“Under the Blue Hills – Bloomfield, CT”– A Poetry Reading by Marilyn Johnston

On Wednesday, November 4, prize-winning poet Marilyn Johnston will read poems concerning the people, places, sights and sounds of beautiful Bloomfield, her chosen hometown, where she has worked and lived and written for thirty years.  The program will begin at 7:00 PM at the Bloomfield History Center, 153 School Street.Marilyn Johnston

Marilyn Johnston left a long-time communications career at Cigna for a writer’s life, inspired by the beauty of the people and land of Bloomfield. Her poety has received six Pushcart Prize nominations. Her first chapbook, Against Disappearance, was published as Finalist for the 2001 Poetry Prize of Redgreen Press ( Pittsburgh) and she is author of two full collections, Silk Fist Songs and Weight of the Angel, published by Antrim House Books. She works for the Bloomfield Public Libraries and lives on an old farm under the blue hills, with her husband Ray.

 

Chris Hedges and Cornel West in Conversation – Wages of Rebellion | The New School – YouTube

Clark Art – The Clark Prize

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CLARK PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN ARTS WRITING AWARDED TO EILEEN MYLES

The Clark Art Institute has selected poet and writer Eileen Myles as the recipient of the 2015 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing. Established in 2006, the Clark Prize recognizes insightful and accessible prose that advances a genuine understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.

Myles is the author of nineteen books including the 2015 collection I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a reissue of her seminal work, Chelsea Girls, (both Ecco/Harper Collins). She teaches creative writing at New York University and Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado.

Photo: Catherine Opie

Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including the 2015 collection I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a reissue of her seminal work, Chelsea Girls, (both Ecco/Harper Collins). She teaches creative writing at New York University and Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. Among her many honors, Myles has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers’ grant, a Lambda Book Award, the Shelley Prize from The Poetry Society of America, an award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and was named to the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.  
“Being an art writer has always seemed a sparkling adjunct to being a poet,” said Myles. “Our capacity to get drawn towards, and even befriend and be befriended by the most interesting contemporary artists, becomes both second nature and a work outside poetry that exhilarates and refreshes our own practice. Art really quickly shows us time.”    
Her notable and influential writings include The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art; Not Me; Inferno; and Snowflake/Different Streets. Her essay “Street Retreat” was part of the Semiotext(e) installation at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and her essay “Twice” is in the catalogue of the 2014 Liverpool Biennial. She has recently written about Shannon Ebner for ICA Miami, and Marilyn Minter for the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The current issue of The Paris Review includes an article, “Eleven Favorites,” in which Myles reflects on some of her favorite artists and writes about each.
Since coming on the arts scene by reading her poetry at famed New York City music club CBGB in 1974, Myles has embraced a variety of creative platforms, including writing poetry, fiction, and essays, as well as creating plays, performances, and libretti. She has been described as poetry’s rock star, “a lesbian culture hero,” and by Holland Cotter in The New York Times, “a cult figure to a generation of post-punk females forming their own literary avant-garde.” Her work has appeared in and has been recognized by numerous publications, including Harper’s, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and Artforum.

Source: Clark Art – The Clark Prize

A Longhouse Birdhouse: JACK GILBERT ~

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: JACK GILBERT ~