"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Archive for July, 2016

Daily Prompt <3 You Know…That Woman

29 July 2016 

Mama always said I came into the world asking forgiveness instead of permission. 

Make art about fearless women. 



Call For Submissions Love <3 Lumina: Borders and Boundaries

LUMINA, Vol. XVI: Borders and Boundaries

Deadline: September 15, 2016


We are looking for bold, beautiful, and new interpretations of all the ways we interface with borders and boundaries in our world: travel, immigration, maps, gender, sexuality, love, citizenship, race, the physical body, language, death, the interior vs. the exterior, atmospheric layers, psychological barriers, prisons, fences, rules and relationships, challenging the boundaries among genres, and anything else this theme conjures up.

Lumina website: luminajournal.com


Full Submissions Guidelines here: https://luminajournal.com/submission-guidelines/

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Windows, Thirst, and Falling in Love


26 July 2016

Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.” ― Edith Wharton

Make art about a window opening.


27 July 2016

Of hunger and thirst, thirst is the greater imperative.”Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Make art about what you thirst for.


28 July 2016

Make art about falling in Love with the world, even—especially–when it seems to be at its most heartbreaking, when it seems too difficult to Love.

fall in love with the world

Daily Prompt Catch-Up :-) Thresholds and John Donne

24 July 2016

Liminal (adj.)

“of or pertaining to a threshold,” 1884, from Latin limen “threshold, cross-piece, sill” (see limit (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Liminality.

Definition: occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

Make art about being on a threshold, being in a liminal space.

liminal space

25 July 2016

Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.”~John Donne

Make art about being your own palace, or about the world as a jail. 




Monday Must Read! Monty Campbell Jr: A Large Dent in the Moon

monty campbellMeet Monty Campbell Jr, author of Train through the Video Game (Shabda Press) and A Large Dent in the Moon(Foothills). Monty is a member of the Cayuga Tribe of the Six Nations. He grew up in and around Gowanda, NY, the Cattaraugus Reservation and Rochester, NY’s inner city. His work is also included in the indigenous poets anthology, I was Indian (FootHills Publishing, 2009) and Simpatico, On the Road (Simpatico, 2009).

Buy A Large Dent in the Moon!


Praise for A Large Dent in the Moon

Erupting from the junkyards, dead eyed alleys and psycho-babble of our raped and compromised Turtle Island, Monty Campbell, Jr., incandescently stands for truth in all its flawed magnificence. A Large Dent in the Moon is a clarion call to non-Indians and Indians alike to get it together before we drown in a tsunami of exploitation, lies and mediocrity. Monty Campbell is a wichasha wakan for our times.  I’ve had the great fortune of reading through his book three times now and each time I was left shattered, awed and breathless.  May these poems be the first of many such incantations.~Paul Hapenny

This first book by Monty Campbell, Jr. makes a large dent, indeed.  Careening around every corner the reader finds startling metaphors, precision line-breaks, and enough poetic arsenal to supply NASA’s next mission.  Monty’s “music slides / through the genetic / garbage of a / Rochester alley…” His poems are Manifestos / written on / cell phones / portraits of / everyday / struggle” and “Rez Photos” where “all the skin is brown, / weighed / and forgiven…”  These poems are alternately sensual, despairing, angry, hopeful, but always crafted with love out of three decades of survival on the real side of America’s tracks.  If Lou Reed is correct that it takes a “Busload of Faith to get by,” here it is, achieving lift-off.~John Roche

From the Introduction:

I think that never have I read work by an indigenous writer in which so much is said about the beauty of Earth filtered through palimpsest-images of city, ghost streets, train tracks, and litter forced upon Turtle Island and our planet altogether.  It is beauty conveyed through loss.  I literally hurt when I read Monty’s poetry.  Yet, as I state in my blurb, Monty’s poems have led me to understand something about love which I never understood before.  When you read this book, I trust you will get why I cannot paraphrase any poems herein; doing so would strip the tropes, deep song, and enfolding spaces of their haunting realness, evocations and dreamscapes (if not nightmare-scapes).  It would do dishonor to that love.~Susan Deer Cloud

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Happy Reading!



Daily Prompt <3 What the Body Has To Say

23 July 2016

Reading one of my favorite writers this morning, Linda Hogan. If only we all could listen in the miraculous way she does. 

“When the body wishes to speak, she will”~Linda Hogan

Make art about what the body has to say. 



Daily Prompt <3 The Power of Choice

22 July 2016

Make art inspired by this quote.


Call for Submissions Love <3 Print-Oriented Bastards


A quarterly online literary magazine that features emerging writers and artists. All genres are welcome, including literary comics, interviews, reviews, and cross-genre work. Simultaneous submissions accepted year-round. Response time is typically 1 month. For guidelines and the latest issue, visit www.printorientedbastards.com.

Complete Guidelines Here: http://www.printorientedbastards.com/submit.html

Daily Prompt Catch-Up :-) Revolution, Creation, and Dreaming


“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.”~John Kennedy


Make art about revolution.

kennedy revolution


When the world becomes too much, I make things, usually for other people. So this week I’m sewing old fashioned cloth dolls to send to the children’s unit at the Massey Cancer Center.

Make art about when the world becomes too much.



In the way I was taught, there are four fundamental types of dreams: waking life dreams; visitation dreams; teaching dreams; and traveling dreams.

Make art about one of these types of dreams.

visitation dreams

18 Months of Daily Prompts!

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