Today's final edition of Saturday Sharing for 2011 offers an animation of a John Siddique poem and video features on choreographer Bill T. Jones, plus links to Eric Fischer's beautiful maps of Twitter's language communities, Wave Book's Erasures poetry project, the Library of Congress's wonderful new ViewShare platform, and two sites where you can pin poems to Google maps. Enjoy and Happy New Year!…Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 31, 2011 at 6:12am — No Comments
I've posted a new edition of All Art Friday.
The spotlights include highlights of a podcast with Richard Diebenkorn's daughter Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant; a link to a Tate Modern conversation with painting conservator Rachel Barker about how Gerhard Richter makes his artwork; and a link to the virtual Reading Room at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The roundup features exhibitions of the work of Glenn Ligon (LA County Museum of Art), Diego Rivera murals and drawings (Museum of…Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 30, 2011 at 5:09am — No Comments
Today's post is a brief profile of the award-winning artist Roger Feldman, who makes his home in Washington State. I've included a video of his installation on the grounds of Freswick Castle in Scotland.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 29, 2011 at 6:16am — No Comments
I've posted a new villanelle, "Played Into Silence", in response to a call for poems in the form at TweetSpeakPoetry.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 28, 2011 at 5:51am — No Comments
I've posted a new poem today, "That My Hands Might Open":
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 27, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments
Today's post, "Stern Shoots Marilyn", is my response to the photo prompt appearing at Magpie Tales.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 26, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Created for the British Library, eBook Treasures for iPad and iPhone offers an interactive reading experience that includes selections of Shakespeare, Dickens's A Christmas Carol, medieval prayerbooks, and other titles of great literature.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 26, 2011 at 7:45am — No Comments
Konstantin Bliokh set a number of poet Joseph Brodsky's "Nativity Poems to music. I've posted today a studio recording for soprano and two guitars. May this small offering delight on this Christmas Day.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 25, 2011 at 7:25am — No Comments
Today's just-before-Christmas issue offers links to PennSounds' Threads Talk Series, the interactive online story Balloons of Bhutan, Westminster Abbey's Poets' Corner, the Smithsonian Institution Archives Education page for teachers of K-12, and the new poetry journal Aesthetix. The video feature is the trailer for a documentary, Made in India, about the remarkable phenomenon known as "outsourced surrogacy".…Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 24, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments
Today's edition has several wonderful spotlights, including The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, paper sculptor Ivar Theorin who works in the Museum of Arts and Design's Open Studios, and land artist Jim Denevan. The video spotlight is about Denevan's creation of the largest work of art on a frozen surface.
In the roundup section, you'll find highlighted the Nevada Museum of Art's 'The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment', MAD's 'Korean Eye:…Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 23, 2011 at 4:09am — No Comments
India-based artist Aparna Rao is the subject of my post today. Rao collaborates with Danish artist Soren Pors to rethink and reimagine the ordinary into something that is high-tech, playful, witty, and creative. I've included her TED talk in which she shows off some of her wonderful creations.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 22, 2011 at 6:01am — No Comments
I've posted an overview of a new documentary series, "Why Quilts Matter", about the making, buying, selling, dealing, and cultural-social-historical significance of quiltmaking, a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 21, 2011 at 5:20am — No Comments
I was moved to write "Battery", a poem, after reading a recent New York Times article about a photographer who travels to Rikers Island annually to document the women imprisoned there on charges of domestic abuse. The women are not allowed to have mirrors or photographs. I've included audio of the poem.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 20, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments
When I learned of an exhibition of Ben Steele's artwork and then began to read about him, I couldn't shake the visuals or the extraordinary experience he endured as part of the Bataan Death March. The poem I've posted today, "Art Talk", is my effort to get a bit of my impressions into writing. I've included resources for those who want to explore Steele's background on their own.…Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 20, 2011 at 5:13am — No Comments
I've posted a poem for Advent:
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 19, 2011 at 5:28am — No Comments
I'm participating in today's photo prompt challenge at Magpie Tales. My poem, responding to an photography by the famous and influential Lee Friedlander, is "Perspective".
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 18, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments
Two lines from Theodore Roethke's "In a Dark Time" compose today's Thought for the Day.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 18, 2011 at 7:40am — No Comments
Treat today as Discovery Day. Saturday Sharing's latest edition introduces you to the Bodleian Library's podcast collection, the highly educational New York Times Series "Line by Line", the online portrait search program at National Portrait Gallery, the intriguing archive of images from Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the superb print-process resource Graphic Atlas.…Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 17, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments
My in-depth interview with Glynn Young at TweetSpeakPoetry blog specifically addresses the writing and publishing of Glynn's novel Dancing Priest. You'll find "Writing the Priest, Part 1" here:
Note: The TweetSpeakPoetry post is in addition to my more general interview about Glynn's writing life,…Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 16, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments
My interview with novelist Glynn Young, author of Dancing Priest, appears at The High Calling today.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 16, 2011 at 6:31am — No Comments