I just happened to be listening to Fresh Air on NPR the other day, and heard part of her interview with John Cleese. He made an interesting comment about the difference between mimicry–which he described as clever, but lacking in power–and what is actually “funny.” He told an anecdote about meeting up with Peter Sellers […]
Did you know a gathering of owls is called a parliament? Well, it turns out I made a parliament of owls this year, for Christmas. I haven’t posted in a while, but this is not because nothing is happening. I’ve actually been very, very busy. And I’ve discovered that when I’m very, very busy, the […]
Originally posted on Trusting the Process: Getting There From Here:
Journey. Pt. I ©2014 Janet Maher Invisible and visible, the world does not exist without both. – Rumi I recently had two back-to-back solo exhibitions, the second of which I called “Trusting the Process.” This is by now a well-worn phrase that I chose with a…
Here’s a poem about silence, which wasn’t written about Ferguson, but suddenly seems to be about Ferguson. And not about Ferguson either. You choose.
Earlier this week, I was talking to one of my colleagues who just came back from being on sabbatical, and he said that the most annoying thing about being on sabbatical was being asked, “So where are you traveling?” Don’t I know the feeling! Since my sabbatical began this past summer, I have made one […]
Links to some really interesting poetry-related stuff circulating on the web this week: “The Writing Class” by Jaswinder Bolina, a long but provocative essay on the relationship between poetry and privilege, and a peek into the darkness that lies behind the curtain of the AWP (Association of Writers and Writers’ Programs, the MLA of creative […]
Is it the weekend yet? Here’s a drinking song to get you in the mood.
This from the Atlantic– I think twenty ideas on how to go about reading a poem is about a dozen too many, but there are some good suggestions here. I especially like #8, #12, and #14. And you can’t go wrong with #6. http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/11/how-to-read-poetry-a-step-by-step-guide/380657/
Advice to trick-or-treaters, in the form of a double-dactyl.
A new poem … at last … after falling off the wagon for a coupla weeks.