Scrappy

… but also enormously encouraging, liberating & emancipating! Just a few weeks ago the British Council announced that Phyllida Barlow (1944), was to represent Britain at 2017 Venice Biennale. Being chosen for Venice was a particular surprise, the 72 year old Barlow told the Guardian in an interview: “It is really exciting and extraordinary to be asked… More Scrappy

Fools Like Us

It’s time to re-read a favorite poem Any fool can get into an ocean by Jack Spicer Any fool can get into an ocean But it takes a Goddess To get out of one. What’s true of oceans is true, of course, Of labyrinths and poems. When you start swimming Through riptide of rhythms and the… More Fools Like Us

Story about a mother who develops an allergic reaction to her kids –

This is not a post on how to write and why – I spend most of my time writing … This is a post on how not to write and why: Every now and then I do some proper work, but most of the time I’m scribbling. Scribbling in the margins of books I read,… More Story about a mother who develops an allergic reaction to her kids –

Unhorsing

“I am suggesting that the radical of poetry lies not in the resolution of doubts but in their proliferation” ― C.D. Wright   I’m reading C. D. Wright’s last published work: The Poet, The Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, A Wedding in St. Roch, The Big Box Store, The Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights,… More Unhorsing

Becoming bird

In 2010 Masahisa Fukase’s The Solitude of Ravens was, rather unforseen, selected as the best photo-book of the years 1986-2009. Unforeseen because the book is a kind of an obscure masterpiece, not really that well known. from Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens The Japanese artist Masahisa Fukase (1934-2012) made the picture series Karasu (Ravens) – the works the book is based upon –… More Becoming bird