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Rodin "Falling Man"

I guess he has to be interpreted?
His falling is such wonder to all air
beneath him and around, a medium
catching him up, his back bent, contorted. 64 more words


Homer grabs you by the ears

For years I’ve been trying to get myself to read through the whole of Homer’s Iliad from start to finish. And lately I realised how to do it in the most painless way possible: I plugged in my earphones and listened to an audiobook of Homer’s Iliad on my half-hour daily bus rides to and from work. 1,312 more words

A piece of immortality (part 2 of 3)

Anthony walked in the door to his new apartment with magazine and beer and book in hand. No sooner had he put the beer in the fridge than the phone rang. 991 more words


Thirteen Ways

The brilliant Wallace Steven‘s poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” has, I know, inspired many writers and teachers.  In our Voice and Vision seminar, it was the inspiration of one of our first assignments.  282 more words

Laguna Art Museum Music and Dance Concert Thursday

Laguna Art Museum Presents a Music and Dance Concert this Thursday August 14 2014 at 7:00pm. This event is free for museum members, and free for non-members with museum admission… 250 more words

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Writing with Abstract Art

My latest blog post for Ploughshares offers writing prompts inspired by abstract art, with wisdom from Jeanette Winterson, and features a fantastic, electric illustration courtesy of  130 more words