Monthly Archives: September 2012

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The Sunday Poem : Jean Valentine

By |09.29.12|

 

 

No one has captured the essence of Jean Valentine’s poetry as eloquently as the late writer Adrienne Rich:

“Looking into a Jean Valentine poem is like looking into a lake: you can see your own outline, […]

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Writer Christian McEwen on Creativity and Slowing Down

By |09.26.12|

 

Every day we’re faced with the decision of how and where to focus our attention. Sustained attention may be the most endangered resource in our modern age. We often forget that we have […]

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The Sunday Poem : Jim Daniels

By |09.22.12|

 

 

 

 

 
Last Day in Coldwater

Our phone died due to lack
of payment. I left her a note
and trudged down
the gray splintered stairs.

She was sleeping the weekly
sleep of the dead,
the […]

  • Tatzu Nishi's public art installation, Discovering Columbus, opened in New York City on Thursday. Here the artist is pictured with Gaetano Russo's DATE sculpture. (Photo by Tom Powel courtesy the Public Art Fund)

Tatzu Nishi Builds Christopher Columbus a Living Room in the Sky: Exclusive Photos

By |09.21.12|

 

 

Last week I featured Tatzu Nishi’s Discovering Columbus on my Don’t Miss List for September. Two New Hampshire friends, who were on their way to Manhattan this weekend, asked me to recommend the one thing […]

  • A Nancy Drew collection at Hello Hello Books in Rockland, Maine (Photo by Lacy Simons)

15+ Books Worth Reading from Hello Hello Books in Rockland, Maine

By |09.19.12|

 

I do quite a bit of traveling for Gwarlingo these days and one of the best things about being on the road is discovering out-of-the way, independent bookshops. For me, walking into a deftly run, […]

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The Sunday Poem : Joan Murray

By |09.15.12|

 

 

Today’s Sunday Poem is a special excerpt from poet Joan Murray’s project The Visitor: Poems from the Eastman House. The last time I saw Joan she was working on this series of poems at The […]

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Art On the Radar : Gwarlingo’s Don’t-Miss List for September

By |09.14.12|

 

 
The invitations, event notices, emails, and review copies are pouring in. The fall arts season has officially arrived. If only I could clone myself, then perhaps, I’d have a chance of catching even a handful […]

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The Complete Creative Part 1 : How “If-Only Syndrome” Derails Us As Artists

By |09.12.12|

 

 

When Gwarlingo readers give me feedback, I listen. You’ve been telling me that you’d like to see more articles about process and the challenges of being an artist. I’ve appreciated your emails and comments.

Today, I’m […]

  • "Judith Kitchen is a gifted writer of immense humanity, grace, and depth. Travel with her, trusting where she takes you." —Naomi Shihab Nye

The Sunday Poem : Judith Kitchen

By |09.08.12|

 
 

 

(Note: Today’s Sunday Poem is part of Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry” series and is made possible by The Poetry Foundation This one is for all of the gardeners out there!)

 

By describing […]

  • Madonna and Keith Haring (Photo courtesy Juxtapoz magazine)

An Exclusive Peek Inside Keith Haring’s New York City Studio

By |09.05.12|

 

 

On a recent trip to New York City, I had a chance to visit the studio of the late Keith Haring. The fifth-floor space, located on Broadway between Bleeker and Great Jones Street, […]

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The Sunday Poem: Natalie Diaz

By |09.01.12|

 

 

New poetry publications have been piling up in my post office box, a sure sign that the fall book season is here. One of the best surprises that’s appeared in my mail in […]