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Still-life at the Dentist’s office…

Two tulip blossoms
grown from the same stem:

if the bulbs burgeon red,
then they tell what tantalized
their roots at first light in the soil, 117 more words


How Much Reading Qualifies Quality Writing?

We’ve all wondered and perhaps researched how to get better at writing. However why is it that we are told to read more to become a better writer? 531 more words


EKPHRASIS: pictures for words and words for pictures

On Sunday 14 August 2016, I was privileged to read my poem Art of the South Western at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This was part of the Perth Poetry Festival’s Ekphrasis project, which matched eight poems to eight artworks in the AGWA collection. 494 more words


Ekphrastic Assimilations, Rick Barot on Lv De'an 吕德安

In the coming weeks I will be previewing some of the work which will be exhibited in conjunction with the  Ekphrastic Assimilations — or ecphrastic, as some would prefer — project, an exhibition at the VALA art center in Redmond, WA and symposium discussion of word-image aesthetics in China and beyond jointly held by the Seattle Asian Art Museum and Pacific Lutheran University. 495 more words

Contemporary Poetry

On Hopper's 'Morning Sun'

Woman in an urban womb,–

A martyr to the morning sun.

Imprisoned; prismatic. A shore

For the brutal brood of shades which teeth outdoors,–

A palate, pacifying to milky hues. 37 more words


Manuscript Y Poem Video Part 1

New Poem-Video. This is a visual read thru of my newest work, Manuscript Y. I’m excited to do these, I think there is so much for creativity and play in this multi-disciplinary field. 29 more words

The Near Daily

pete to perth

‘o cruel whirl
living that spin I’m in’
—pete spence

received from the east in the last few weeks
with thanks to pete spence, six  83 more words