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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
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Marlene Mountain – is/let

Marlene Mountain

1939-2018

Source: Marlene Mountain – is/let

her website

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

A Chinese Poet’s Unusual Path From Isolated Farm Life to Celebrity – The New York Times

LOUISE LANDES LEVI | A Longhouse Birdhouse

O Ancestors,
 
Be in my embrace,
 
 
We
 
don’t know
 
who’s us & who’s here &
 
who are you, awake in my dream
 
 
I dream whose Vaster Continent,
 
in my bed, in my bed
 
of  
 
             dreams.

Irina Ratushinskaya, Soviet Dissident and Writer, Dies at 63 (4 March 1954, Odessa – 5 July 2017, Moscow)

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Poems Ms. Ratushinskaya wrote on cigarette papers in prison.
Credit Marianne Barcellona/The LIFE Images Collection, via Getty Images

And I will tell of the first beauty I saw in captivity.
A frost-covered window! No spy-holes, nor walls,
Nor cell-bars, nor the long endured pain —
Only a blue radiance on a tiny pane of glass.Irina Ratushinskayafrom one of the soap poemsIrina Ratushinskaya

John Ashbery, Celebrated and Challenging Poet, Dies at 90 – The New York Times

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John Ashbery, Paris, 1959. Photo by Walter Silver.

 

In the poem “In a Wonderful Place,” published in the 2009 collection “Planisphere,” he offered a brief, bittersweet look back.

____

I spent years exhausting my good works

on the public, all for seconds

Time to shut down colored alphabets

flutter in the fresh breeze of autumn. It

draws like a rout. Or a treat.

____

John Ashbery– The New York Times

Poems and Poetics: Heriberto Yépez: Re-Reading María Sabina

 

Source: Poems and Poetics: Heriberto Yépez: Re-Reading María Sabina

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