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’ve spent almost 20 years helping thousands of successful artists of all disciplines and working to make the arts more accessible. (One friend likes to call me “the arts enabler.”) 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, an art museum, and a raptor rehabilitation center. In May of 2012 I left MacDowell to pursue writing, speaking, curating, and creative projects full-time. In 2015 I was named a “Top 100 Artist, Innovator, Creative” by Origin magazine. I've appeared as an arts and culture commentator on New Hampshire Public Radio, and in 2017 I was the recipient of the Wampler Art Professorship at James Madison University. I am the founder of the Gwarlingo Salon series, which connects artists like DJ Spooky with rural audiences in the Monadnock region. In 2017 my collaborator Corwin Levi and I will publish our first book, Mirror Mirrored, which combines Grimms’ fairy tales with vintage illustration remixes and the work of contemporary artists like Kiki Smith, Carrie Mae Weems, and Amy Cutler. I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but have called New Hampshire home since 1999. My studio is located in the historic, mill village of Harrisville. I miss fried okra, the early southern spring, and restaurants that stay open past 9:00 p.m., but rural life agrees with me. In New Hampshire I can see the stars, go kayaking or snowshoeing, watch bald eagles fish in the lake, and focus on my creative work in silence. I no longer have to worry about traffic jams; deer, wild turkeys, and frost heaves are the primary road hazards here. Although I live in the country, I’m fortunate enough to be part of a vibrant arts community that extends beyond this small New England village. The quiet days are punctuated by regular travel and frequent visits to museums, theaters, readings, arts events, lectures, and open studios around the country. (You can read my full CV here.) Thanks for visiting Gwarlingo. I hope you'll be in touch.

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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