Today's introduction to poet, memoirist, playwright, nonfiction writer, and musician Joy Harjo includes a video of her performance of her famous 'Eagle Song':
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The Thought for the Day comes from the late John O'Donohue:
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I've posted "A Girl Can Dream", a poem that first appeared as part of the Image-ine series at TweetSpeakPoetry. The poem is inspired by Nicola Slattery's painting "Red Shoes".
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A quote from poet Mark Strand's "Keeping Things Whole" is the Thought for the Day:
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I saw Prince in concert for the first time this week. This was a huge deal for me. I have loved Prince since I was a teenager; his sexy, funky music was instrumental in helping me begin to connect with my own sexuality (as you can see in this essay I wrote for Nerve several years ago). Every time a Prince concert toured over the years, I was either too broke or busy to go. When I saw the announcement of a new…Continue
No matter how much you train yourself to keep your creative work on track, you will eventually get stuck or want a fresh perspective. And besides, sometimes it’s just fun to give your creativity a jolt with a little exercise. A creative prompt can be useful for any of these situations.
There’s a slew of options for inspiration and creative prompts across the Internet … which can make it even harder to know where to turn when you’re looking for one right now. To get you started,…Continue
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Just came across this article this afternoon as I watched one more day slipping away without having moved my career, my writing, or my goals forward even a fraction of an inch--as of about 3:30 p.m.
There are a few things I have done recently. I'm making a concerted effort to check in to my…Continue
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Monday Muse shares impressions of her reading of "A God in the Hosue: Poets Talk About Faith":
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Posted new poem, "Not Wanting", responding to today's image prompt at Tess Kincaid's Magpie Tales:
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A fascination with "what happens when you merge biology with technology" has turned Australian designer, architect, and classically trained ballerina Lucy McRae into a self-described "body architect". I've posted a brief introductory video about the TED Fellow in which she talks about her concepts and work to "re-shape the human silhouette".…Continue
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I've posted two sneak peeks from Alberta Chu's film about the construction of artist Anish Kapoor's "Dismemberment Site 1", a work commissioned for Alan Gibb's sculpture park in New Zealand.
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The Thought for the Day, about confessionalism, is from Maryland Poet Laureate Stanley Plumly.
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Amy Brill is a writer and producer whose articles, essays, and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including Salon, Guernica, Redbook, Real Simple, Time Out New York, and The Common. A Pushcart Prize nominee and…Continue
Today's post features a clip from documentary filmmaker Robert Adanto's "3D: Darkly Digital & Divine", which explores digitization and its influence on photography, manipulation of images and visual truth, and, more generally, our "post-photographic" future.
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Today's Wednesday Wonder is "grain chaser" Virgil Leih, a Minnesota wood-turner who reclaims native woods to create gorgeous monumental vessels.
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Monday Muse looks at "Speleology", a film by photographer Scott Rank and poet and sound artist Duriel Harris, who reads her poem "Speleology":
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I've posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Richard Jackson's poem "Living On":
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I've posted Kahlil Joseph's award-winning "Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes" for today's Saturday Short.
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Anyway...he gave me an early draft of his novel to read in the summer of 2010, I think. And unwittingly rekindled an old, old passion I…
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Producer, director, and cinematographer Ben Shapiro's fascinating documentary "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters" is the subject of today's post, which also includes the trailer for the film.
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