Posts Tagged ‘ Donna Fleischer ’

Donna Fleischer ∞ two poems in Solitary Plover issue 27 Winter 2018


my furious heart


the crow
first to rise, its
silent aubade

o dark,
dark nature

of light


Donna Fleischer

Solitary Plover Issue 27 Winter 2018


Finally, a Joseph Beuys Documentary & man on a plane by Donna Fleischer


Joseph Beuys | Documentary | Hyperallergic


Poster for Beuys (2017) (courtesy Kino Lorber)


man on a plane

By hearing him speak with a flight attendant, I learn that he is from Hungary, the man in the dark brown suit and brown shoes who reminds me of the German Conceptual artist, Joseph Beuys, dressed in his overlarge felt pants and suit jacket.

During the arduous flight from Amsterdam to New York, he shifts seats from time to time: sometimes in the aisle seat, other times the window seat, and once, all three, for a nap. How is it that on this crowded plane the other two seats of his row remain empty?

 the blackbirds swirl

high above snowy fields

their shadow

An attendant instructs him to keep the window shuttered during this daytime flight, for better movie viewing, even though he doesn’t watch. The ocean crossing is long and dull and people need movies to pass the time. I’m like a zealous soccer fan when he glides back over to the window and cracks open the shutter a few inches, slumped as low as he can to gaze into the sky and the sunlight for long bits of time, or draw a book close to his chest to read by that light.

Scrunched up in his wrinkled brown suit like a man in solitary confinement, the rest of us sitting somewhere between sleep and wakefulness in our poured plastic cocoons, breathing recirculated air and trying to stay occupied since leaving our bodies on the tarmac before takeoff. I wonder what will emerge when this plane touches down




a bird                                        and






Donna Fleischer

bottle rockets vol 11 no 2 (#22) 2009

Donna Fleischer – Daily Haiku: March 22, 2017 | Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Daily Haiku: March 22, 2017

under the snow

the gurgling




by Donna Fleischer

Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology, 2003

Source: Daily Haiku: March 22, 2017 | Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Verse Osmosis – Poems and Translations by The Boiler House Poets



poets + Tupelo Press Residency + Mass MoCA Boiler House = Verse Osmosis

During a workshop guided by Jeffrey Levine, poet and Tupelo Press publisher, poets paired off to translate overnight their partner’s poem. Those original poems and translations comprise Verse Osmosis, edited by Ann Dernier with a foreword by Donna Fleischer. The Boiler House Poets are: Marilyn McCabe, Ann Dernier (Kore Press), Kyle Laws (Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press), Gail DiMaggio, Kay Morgan, Joanne Corey, Victoria G. Smith, james albert, and Donna Fleischer. 

Verse Osmosis at Blurb Publications


Periodic Earth by Donna Fleischer | Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press


“< Periodic Earth >” by Donna Fleischer, has just been published by Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press, Pueblo, CO, 2016, Kyle Laws, editor. The 28pp, saddle-stitched, soft cover chapbook of free verse poems may be purchased at Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press.

Donna Fleischer – A Short Poem | moongarlic issue 5, November 2015

the wind whistles

and i go

with the leaves

– Donna Fleischer
moongarlic #5, page 5

Ofili’s Madonna Sets Record at Christie’s $150.3 Million Sale – Bloomberg Business

“The Holy Virgin Mary” by Chris Ofili. Source: Christie’s via Bloomberg

pure love
Ofili’s elephant dung
with Madonna


© Donna Fleischer

from rhythm | Fiere Lingue


*artist Chris Ofili, lived and worked with elephants in Thailand where he grew to know and love them. 

i feel that he integrated their dung into his paintings in much the same way iconographers embellished objects of devotion with gold leaf.

Ofili’s Madonna Sets Record at Christie’s $150.3 Million Sale – Bloomberg Business.