"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 ‘Nature’

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Wind, and Grace, and Hypocrisy

5 May 2017

Make art about what’s carried on the wind.

Carried-on-the-Wind

 

6 May 2017

Make art about being in the presence of Grace.

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7 May 2017

Make art about hypocrisy.

hypocrisy

Daily Prompt Love <3 Greening

26 April 2017

The rains have stopped and and the hadrwoods have awakened, and the drive home from campus today was a wander through every shade of green. The Guardian Oak is full and bright, and the woods are thickening. I stood with giants, all of us reaching for the sky.

Make art about the greening. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 What I Found in the Wild 

5 April 2017

My company this morning ❤ 

Make art about the comfort of wild things. 

hawk

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Stranded, and the Fog

13 December 2016

That Lil Red Car is headed into the shop this morning. I’m now marooned in my lil house 🙂 It’s all good.

Make art about being stranded.

stranded

14 December 2016

The pups and I wandered through this this morning.

Make art about walking in a fog.

foggy-road

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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Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Leaves, & Autumn, & Just Going From Here

10/1/2016

Walking in these West Virginia mountains 🙂

“The falling leaves, all over the forest, are protecting the roots of my plants. Only look at what is to be seen, and you will have garden enough, without deepening the soil in your yard. We have only to elevate our view a little to see the whole forest as a garden.” ~Thoreau

Make art about ‘garden enough.’

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10/2/2016

Driving back from WV, I stopped for gas, and Road Angel Louise tells me her story of trying to recover from the recent flooding, what it’s like to lose so much. “Just go from here, I reckon,” she said.

Make art about rebounding from tragedy, about how we ‘just go from here.’

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10/3/2016

Dreamt someone I love brought me apples, Honey Crisp and Red Delicious, Granny Smith and Winesap, even a couple of Arkansas Black. He sliced one with his sharp knife, and smiling, said, Here you go, Missy. A taste of what’s to come.

Make art about the taste of autumn. Or about what’s to come.

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Monday Must Read! Pattiann Rogers: Holy Heathen Rhapsody

The most recent book from one of my always favorite poets, Pattiann Rogers.

pattiannrogers_newbioimage_0Ms. Rogers has published eleven books of poetry; two book-length essay collections, The Dream of the Marsh Wren and The Grand Array; and A Covenant of Seasons, poems and monotypes, in collaboration with Joellyn Duesberry. She is the recipient of two NEA grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Award for poetry. She lives in Colorado.

 

Read the title poem here in American Scientist

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/holy-heathen-rhapsody

Buy Holy Heathen Rhapsody

https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Heathen-Rhapsody-Penguin-Poets/dp/0143123882

Praise for Holy Heathen Rhapsody

I believe Pattiann Rogers walks the world at night when we are sleeping. Her poems are translations of our dreaming life—what we know to be true but fail to remember. We read her words, sentence by sentence, image by image, and return to all that is beautiful, mysterious, and erotic.”
Terry Tempest Williams

Pattiann Rogers is a visionary of reality, perceiving the material world with such intensity of response that impulse, intention, meaning, interconnections beyond the skin of appearance are revealed. Her language, unmarred by clichés, springs up out of a sense of how various and endlessly amazing are the forms of life and the human ability to notice them.”
Denise Levertov

How the densely detailed, thickly textured, imaged stanzas of Pattiann Rogers result in so much light-as-air wonderment is surely one of the greater questions—one of the greater magics—of contemporary poetry. But however it happens, we must be thankful—for both the science text and the psalter of her work, for both the physical abundance and for the spirit flimmering over it.”
Albert Goldbarth

Read More from Ms. Rogers Online

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/pattiann-rogers#about

http://www.terrain.org/2014/poetry/two-poems-by-pattiann-rogers/

https://orionmagazine.org/poetry/pattiann-rogers-poem/

https://imagejournal.org/article/speak-rain/

Interviews

http://www.missourireview.com/anthology/interview-with-pattiann-rogers

http://www.pw.org/content/interview_poet_pattiann_rogers?cmnt_all=1

Ms. Rogers on Merging Science and Poetry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gicNcqk08Pk

http://www.cennamology.com/home/pattiann-rogers-review-merging-poetry-science-and-philosophy

Reading

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vBelOceSMA

 

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

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