Posts Tagged ‘ poet ’

“American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin” by Terrance Hayes

“American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin”
by Terrance Hayes

When James Baldwin & Audre Lorde each lend
Stevie Wonder an eyeball, he immediately contends
With gravity, falling either to his knees or flat on
His luminous face. I’ve heard several versions
Of the story.  In this one Audre Lorde dons
Immaculate French loafers, turtlenecked ballgown,
And afro halo. An eye-sized ruby glimmers on
A pinky ring that’s a hair too big for Jimmy Baldwin’s
Pinky. He’s blue with beauty. They’re accustomed
To being followed, but now, the eye-patch twins
Will be especially scary to white people. Looking upon
Them, Wonder’s head purples with plural visions
Of blackness, gavels, grapples, purrs, pens. Ten to one
Odds God also prefers to be referred to as They & Them.

Source: “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin” by Terrance Hayes

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Celebrates His 100th Birthday With a Novel – The New York Times

Feminize Your Canon: Eliot Bliss

ELIOT BLISS

The lesbian author of a radically anti-colonialist precursor to Jean Rhys’s “Wide Sargasso Sea” was only just barely rescued from complete obscurity

Source: Feminize Your Canon: Eliot Bliss

Ann Lauterbach Expands the Possibilities of Poetry

Ann Lauterbach (photo: © Marina van Zuylen, 2018, courtesy Penguin Random House)

In an age dominated by literalism and an insistence on facts, what can the imagination summon into words?

Source: Ann Lauterbach Expands the Possibilities of Poetry

Giulia Tofana the Apothecary — The soundtrack to my departure from Ithaca, NY….

Marilyn Johnston : Watercolors & Pastels Prosser Public Library

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C R E A T I V E   P A T H W A Y

WATERCOLORS AND PASTELS

 
MARILYN JOHNSTON
 

JUNE & JULY 2018

Location:
Prosser Public Library • 1 Tunxis Avenue • Bloomfield, CT
Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 am – 6 pm &  Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm

Marlene Mountain – is/let

Marlene Mountain

1939-2018

Source: Marlene Mountain – is/let

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Haiku as a Protest

then I must go to the Mountain: (space reserved) for Marlene Mountain / by Jack Galmitz

A Very Warm Mountain / by Richard Gilbert

Image Haiku of Marlene Mountain

photo from American Haiku Archives