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Maria Lassnig

At Tate Liverpool this late summer there was an exhibition of Maria Lassnig and her life’s work (1919-2014). Rare to find a female artist who had survived into late age and had produced art works that had early been recognised and encouraged. 500 more words

Poems

Ang Inuman nina Juan at John

Kinakapos na ang aking hininga

Kasabay ng dugong tumutulong malaya

Nanginginig na ang lamang

Umiindak sa ritmo ng sigaw sa kalayaan

May patalim sa dibdib… 213 more words

Invitation While Staring at Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird

 

 

When trouble comes like a black monkey

sitting on your shoulder, picking at things

you can’t see; when trouble comes

 

like a necklace made of thorns that twists… 71 more words

alleyways

alleyways
(entering Milwaukee’s Black Cat Alley)
-by Brian Quinn

running through
(the secret
black
alley)ways that
stray un-
seen throughround
this city(bleached
harsh-
white by the sun’s relent- 84 more words

Poetry

On Wednesday evening, Teju Cole kicked off this year’s Penn Humanities Forum lecture series on the topic of Translation. Cole read briefly from his recent collection, … 320 more words

Ekphrasis

Time to Judge a Book by its Cover

There is no part of getting my work published that isn’t exciting, but lately two things have really brought it home for me.

I got a package in the mail that I assumed was just another thing I had ordered off Amazon while bored or drinking, that turned out to be five copies of the audiobook of The Book of the Unnamed Midwife. 319 more words

Cleverness

THE MAN WITH THE BUTTERNUT GUITAR

His pale blue bones bend
graciously, fragile as fossils
round the place of song

blue is the very world
that grounds him, clothes him
in arrest against blue stone; 115 more words

Poetry