"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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Daily Prompt Love <3 When It Stopped

Make art about when the clock stopped. 

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Must Read–and Must See–Monday: Poetry of Witness

 

poetry-of-witness-posterSomething a little different this week: recommending a documentary, Poetry of Witness. Poetry of Witness is a 2015 documentary film directed by Billy Tooma and Anthony Cirilo about the lives of six contemporary poets who have lived through, and survived, extremities such as war, torture, exile, and repression, using poetry to preserve their memories.It debuted October 16, 2015 at the Buffalo International Film Festival.

The film documents the struggle of six contemporary poets who have faced the duress of war, exile, and human rights violations to give voice to their experiences while wrestling with the complex moral quandaries of artistic production, memory, and trauma. The poets: Carolyn Forché (Salvadoran Civil War), Saghi Ghahraman (Iranian Revolution), Fady Joudah (Doctors Without Borders), Claudia Serea (Socialist Republic of Romania), Mario Susko (Bosnian War), and Bruce Weigl (Vietnam War) offer first-person accounts of how their experiences as soldier, activist, doctor, and survivor imprint their poetry as evidence of those conflicts, rather than as representations of them.

Buy Poetry of Witness: The Documentary

A Couple of Suggested Anthologies (there are so many more…)

Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness

Award winning poet Carolyn Forché spent 13 years compiling Against Forgetting: 20th Century Poetry of Witness. It is an exhaustive and illuminating work of breadth, beauty, wisdom and tragedy.

Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500 – 2001

More about the Poetry of Witness

Anthony Cirilo Talks about Poetry of Witness

Carolyn Forché talks about the poetry of witness

Poet Carolyn Forché gathers 500 years of suffering in new anthology

Sandra Beasley: “Flint and Tinder – Understanding the Difference Between ‘Poetry of Witness’ and ‘Documentary Poetics’”

More About Against Forgetting at3Generations

Love y’all. 

Mary

 

 

Because I Needed to Stand in the Light <3

The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.  -Ming-Dao Deng

 

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Special Call for Submissions Love! Blink-Ink Wants Your Magic!

Yep, magic seems just about right right now 🙂 

Blink-Ink Call for Submissions “Magic Issue”

Deadline: May 15, 2016

 Do you speak Dragon? Have you been known to pull bunnies from within your silk top hat? Ancient magic buried deep, long predating mankind. The Fae with their magics and the enchantment of the glimmer, an uncle who pulls a coin from behind you ear (yet again). From the smallest magic of a kitchen witch or tomten, to the shifting of realms and the haunting of worlds by great powers unseen. In fifty words or so tell your magical story. Please send in the body of an email to: blinkinkinfo@gmail. Up to three pieces, no attachments or bios please.www.blink-ink.org

Sometimes the Prompt Shifts and Flows

Daily Prompt

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein

Make art with deliberate shifts in time. 

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Sometimes the Prompt Makes You Look Twice

Daily Prompt
 
Rewatching my beloved X-Files 🙂
 
Make art about seeing something new the second time you look.
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