"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

Posts tagged ‘blossom’

Sometimes the Prompt Rebuilds Us

Daily Prompt

Today I’m building myself/from the bones/of flowers”~Mary Carroll-Hackett

Make art about the self as a seed, a growing thing requiring nurturing, a blossom.

(from a poem that originally appeared in Tar River Poetry, one that will be my book coming out this spring, A Little Blood, A Little Rain, forthcoming from FutureCycle Press).

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Daily Prompt Catch-Up! OooOooh That Smell!

2/21/2016

Crocus! Tiny purple blooms announcing the slow change of season today in the yard! Make art about the first signs of spring.

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2/22/2016

I bought my first ever new car in 2010, and today, I paid that Lil Red Beauty off! I grew up poor, so this is a big deal for me, as someone who has had a very complicated relationship with money. Make art about finishing something. Or about your relationsip with money.

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Grunge rubber stamp with text paid in full inside,vector illustration

2/23/2016

Did an exercise with my Baby Poets last night where they did freewrites in response to a scent. Make art about a memory evoked by a particular scent.

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