"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 ‘Spirit’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Did You See That?

7 September 2019 

Make art about having visions, about what came to you in a vision. 

visions

Image by Okan Caliskan from Pixabay

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 That Pedestal

4 September 2019 

Make art about what’s being exalted. 

exalt

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Extra Sensory

3 September 2019 

Make art about a psychic experience. 

psychic

Image by kalhh from Pixabay

Daily Prompt Love <3 Did You See That?

31 August 2019 

“The apparition of these faces in the crowd; petals on a wet black bough”–Ezra Pound

Make art about an apparition. 

 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Into the Mystic

21 August 2019 

It has been a Van Morrison morning around here. 

“And I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
And together we will flow into the mystic”

Make art about or inspired by the mystic. 

Pond Water & Mud <3 Sharing a poem from my latest book (Un)Hinged

Thanks to Sammy Greenspan and all the good folks at Kattywompus Press ❤ Here’s a peek into this odd, little book ❤

Woman Made of Pond Water and Mud

mouth o’ing like fish, fighting for breath in the run-off, in the sludge, in what’s left
of the autumn light gold-slicking the green green surface. She fights to recall what it means to keep breathing.

Meaning is, she knows, manufactured, manufacturing, making, made. What will
we construct today, this day where cold rain pools all across the yard, and where
the gathering dark makes it hard for even the slightest steps of dreaming?

As a child she learned early to clean fish, buckets of struggle she and her brothers carried
home from the creek, the pond, the river, home to the scrape, the knife, the filet,
the tweezer pull of pin bones, careful delicate extractions, lessons in vigilance,
before her mama’s sure hands transformed their catch into sustenance.

She never could look in there, in the pail, couldn’t watch as those fish–
bass, stripe, crappie, cats–fought so hard, banged in circles against the smooth
unending plastic, ramming and gasping, drowning in air. She didn’t have to, look,
or ask, when even now her own small amphibious heart thudded
within the curve of her ribs, this breath, then that, the only meaning
even vaguely in reach of her grasp.

-Mary Carroll-Hackett, (Un)Hinged, Kattywompus Press, 2019

Purchase (Un)Hinged Here! 

unhinged

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 It Droppeth As a Gentle Rain

21 July 2019 

For Mercy has a human heart,/Pity, a human face:/ And Love, the human form divine,/And Peace, the human dress.–William Blake

Make art about mercy, about showing mercy, about receiving mercy, about the power of mercy. 

mercy

Image by skeeze from Pixabay

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