"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

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Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Adanna

Adanna Literary Journal  is accepting poetry, fiction, essay, and book 
review submissions until May 1 for the Fall 2019 issue.

“We are looking for work that is devoted to the women’s experience.  All
topics must in some way explore women’s issues or experiences such as
motherhood, loss, issues of inequality, romantic relationships, the
experience of being a daughter, caretaker, etc.  We also welcome work
from the male perspective on these topics.”

Representative authors include:  Jennifer Arin, Ronda Broatch, Cheryl
Buchanan, Sarah Busse, Cathy Carlisi, George Drew, Patricia Fargnoli,
Alice B. Fogel, Ruth Foley, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Oscar Gonzales,
Penny Harter, Kathleen Hoerth, Claire Keyes, Kathleen Kirk, Judy
Kronenfeld, Katharyn Howd Machan, Marjorie Maddox, Robin Lim, John
McDermott, Judith H. Montgomery, Lois Greene Stone, Barbara Siman
Strouse and many others.

All published authors receive a free contributor’s copy.  To see full
guidelines visit https://www.adannaliteraryjournal.org/ 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Children Rise

15 March 2019 

Today, children in some 100 countries are walking out of school to push for global action on climate change. Over the last four months, hundreds of thousands of young people from many countries participated in demonstrations against climate change.

Make art about children leading the way.  Or about climate change. 

Read more details on the Global Youth Climate Strike here. 

 

earth meme

Daily Prompt Love <3 The Machine

2 March 2019 

Make art about the machine, about the spirit in the machine, about the magical machines we inhabit. 

robot

Image by Comfreak on Pixabay

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Burning Building

20 February 2019 

“you say love is a burning building: then run in:”–JP Dancing Bear

Make art about that burning building. 

Dean burning

Monday Must Read! Walking Wildwood Trail by Amelia Williams

Amelia Williams is an artist/poet/activist from the Rockfish Valley area of Nelson County, Virginia, and author of Walking Wildwood Trail: Poems and Photographs.

Walking Wildwood Trail is more than just a beautiful books of poems. It is a brilliant artful act of protest against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Amelia is planting copyrighted art works with poems incorporated into them along the pending path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and copyrighting the entire installation.

When the proposed pipeline path was changed, another alarmed landowner contacted Amelia, and she started a second series of art installations. The newest project in Bath County consists of three parts in a large triangle, each separated by a thirty minute walk from the next, made of materials that include rocks, bone, copper pipe and jewelry parts. They represent the pipeline itself, the blast zone for construction, and the threatened homes.

Williams decided to begin this creative journey when she read about Canadian artist Peter von Tiesenhausen, who waylaid a mining company when he registered his 800 acres as intellectual property in the form of land art.

Now Amelia is teaching others how to do this, both the art and the copyright process, in an ongoing fight against the construction of this dangerous pipeline through farmlands, old growth woodlands, national forest, and near homes and schools.

Amelia’s artworks are designed with place in mind; the sixteen on the Wildwood Trail are in muted earth tones and made of biodegradable materials. They will not be permanent in the landscape. A GPS map and trail map allow people to track down each piece, often located off the ground in trees. Working with wool, recycled paper, wood, found materials and beeswax, both plain and colored, her work looks almost as if it has grown there.”

Read More About Amelia’s Art Activism Here

Buy Amelia’s Beautiful Book Here!

Proceeds donated to Wild Virginia for the battle against construction.

 

 

 

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