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Ekphrasis: Collaborating with Visual Artists

Recently, I was invited to participate in an artist talk (Sarah Fagan and Jana Demartini) at the Blackfish Gallery in Portland (see photo of me reading and one of Sarah in front of her work below). 484 more words


(Ha! As I thought – the first picture with no (human) characters – I’m including the puppets as honorary people. Given you heart, but I love your views of folk going about their fascinating lives… 112 more words

A Poem A Day By A.J.Rao

Tribe Issue 32

I got a poem into the latest issue of Tribe, a London magazine of art, design, music, and writing. So much cool artwork to check out in this issue. 7 more words

Meet Cute Music

We met in the coffeehouse I frequent.

I whispered an order for a vanilla latté,

Holding a baguette in my stomach,

Stolen sacraments for my worldly aches. 14 more words

American Gothic

American Gothic,

The greatest in the world, they said.

Her eyes glistened hard days and quiet nights,

Covered windows stifled questions.

Dentist and sister,

They were happy.

Comparative Ekphrasis: Kees van Dongen vs. Gustave Moreau

Kees van Dongen. Mlle Geneviève Vix dans le role de Salomé (1920)

A young woman known as Salome, shown in a green oriental costume, dances with her arms above her head with a green cloth cascading behind her. 275 more words



David Eisbach’s works are either light and airy, to the point of being silly, or completely the opposite. He prefers the former. His role in this festival is to lead one of the end-of-the-day… 347 more words