"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 February, 2017

Daily Prompt Love <3 It's on You

Make art about accountability, about being held accountable.


Daily Prompt Love <3 Monsters and Magic

26 February 2017

Make art about monsters of our own making 



27 February 2017

Make art about everyday magic. 


Monday Must Read: Rereading a Needed Classic

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl’s theory—known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning“)—holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.

At the time of Frankl’s death in 1997, Man’s Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a “book that made a difference in your life” found Man’s Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.

Beacon Press, the original English-language publisher of Man’s Search for Meaning, is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword, biographical Afterword, jacket, price, and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers.

Buy Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning (and support an indie press) here: 


Daily Prompt <3 A Question I Need To Ask

What are you afraid of? Make art about what you fear. 


Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 The Broke Bohemian

The Broke Bohemian Spring Edition

Deadline: March 14, 2017


The Broke Bohemian is now accepting submissions for our Spring Edition! Get wild. Wear your activism proudly. Bare your teeth. Rise up, and rave in the name of Beauty. We commit ourselves to fostering the voices of all people, especially those who’ve been disenfranchised and unheard among the ever-booming holler of the bourgeoisie! Up to three poems, flash fiction, art (photography, digital media, illustrations, paintings), prose, microfiction, nonfiction. We publish pieces at the forefront of unconventional thought and outlandish perspectives.

Be sure to read our submission guidelines before submitting. brokebohemian.com

Daily Prompt Love <3 When It Stopped

Make art about when the clock stopped. 


Daily Prompt Love <3 Let Me Explain

Overslept, so it’s late, but it’s here. 

Make art about having to explain something, about providing an explanation, about the image below. 


Daily Prompt Love Return <3 About Surrender

These last few months, the upheaval, uncertainty, not only in the world at large, but in my own life, with the loss of my sister, knocked me back on my heels a bit. Things–actions–activism–I knew I had to do took over, but now I feel I have found a rhythm, found my feet, and so much of what I’ve worked through, thought through, clarified for myself in these last weeks, has been about what I will not surrender. 

Art is at the heart of what I refuse to surrender, making it, sharing it, learning from it, from those with the courage to make it. Nope. No amount of fear-mongering will move me to abandon the making, or the makers. 

Make art about what you will not surrender. 



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