Found : A Poetic License

 

Poetic License-Kenspeckle Letterpress

 

Yesterday, I stopped by the Montague Bookmill (“Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find”) and came across this little number: a Poetic License. The license is the brainchild of Kenspeckle Letterpress in Duluth, Minnesota, which created the item at the request of a friend who wanted a gift for a Poet Laureate.

While it’s tempting to keep the license so I can finally flout “all known rules of grammar” legally, I think I’ll send it to a poet friend, who collects ephemera. Besides, I’m looking to “upgrade” to the Artistic License anyway—it permits “fashion excesses” and “looking at and/or drawing naked people.”

 

 

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You can purchase Poetic and Artistic Licenses and learn more about Kenspeckle Letterpress at their website. Want to explore more “found” items in my collection? Click here.
 

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Rachel Perry Welty’s awe-inspiring, fruit-sticker drawings combine a minimalist style with Rachel’s novel use of everyday materials. One lucky $1000 Gwarlingo donor will receive an unframed, one-of-a-kind drawing by Rachel Perry Welty, courtesy the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York. (Note that the drawing will be similar to this one, but not the same). Click here to discover all the rewards of a Gwarlingo membership.

 

 

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By | 2017-03-05T10:19:51+00:00 06.29.13|Found, Images|3 Comments

About the Author:

I'm a writer, photographer, and the creator of Gwarlingo, a crowd-funded arts & culture journal that covers contemporary art, music, books, film, and the creative process. I’ve spent nearly 20 years as an arts enabler, helping thousands of successful artists of all disciplines and working to make the arts more accessible. From 1999-2012 I worked at The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s oldest artist colony, but I’ve also done time at an arts magazine, a library, and an art museum in Atlanta. For two years I cared for injured eagles, hawks, and owls at a raptor rehabilitation center in Vermont. In May of 2012 I left MacDowell to pursue writing, speaking, consulting, and creative projects full-time. (You can check out my recent projects here.) I’ve appeared as an arts and culture commentator on New Hampshire Public Radio, served as the judge for A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Literary Prize, and received fellowships from the Hambidge Center and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. My writing and photography have appeared in RISD XYZ magazine, 2Paragraphs, Psychology Today, Born Journal, and other publications. I offer one-on-one coaching sessions, group workshops, and speak to businesses, arts groups, and students about overcoming the psychological and practical barriers to producing your best work. (Read more here .) If you'd like to work with me one-on-one or hire me to speak at your school, business, or organization, please contact me at michelle (at) gwarlingo (dot) com. -

3 Comments

  1. Suzi Banks Baum June 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Oh this is grand! I do believe I will head over to order. Sending you lots of love today! xo S

  2. Rebecca Calhoun June 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Glad to have found Gwarlingo

  3. Jeffrey Gross July 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    You might consider trading up to the “Musical License.” It touts the bearer’s mastery of the “horizontal dimension”…

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