“The Fall of Gondolin,” the last of the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien, includes all of the author’s trademark themes and devices, including orcs and balrogs.
Are you engaging in the luxury of fear? Take a cue from illustrator Susie Jaramillo, and learn the secrets to making art despite the self-doubt that picks at your artistic heart.
From garbage, hope can grow — a forest filled with toucans, tree frogs, and tigers. Join us as we read “The Tin Forest ” with Megan Willome as our guide.
“A is for Azure,” written by L.L. Barkat and illustrated by Donna Falcone, is a book about color, the alphabet, and literacy. It’s also full of childlike wonder.
“Les Fauves,” the newest collection of poetry by Barbara Crooker, is inspired by the paintings of the Fauvism movement, especially those of Henri Matisse.
The paintings of artist Donald Wilkinson evoke the landscape and poetry of William Wordsworth, so much so that landscape and poetry become one.
On her latest regional tour, Charity Singleton Craig takes in the exhibit of Marie Webster at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Liberated from a concentration camp, Gerda Klein recited a line from German poet Goethe—a reminder of the healing power of poetry and art.
Maureen Doallas finds that if you live with an artist like Henri Matisse long enough, he’ll work his way into your writing.
Two books on William Blake, “Eternity’s Sunrise” by Leo Damrosch and “Blake: A Biography” by Peter Ackroyd, provide an in-depth look at the artist and poet.
A close look at the poet and artist William Blake provides some surprising facts about a man largely unknown in his own lifetime.
Sandra Heska King tours the Science & Culture Museum at Michigan State U, discovering culture through teapots, quilts, hats and illegal hatpins.
Megan Willome learns to love art while visiting her town’s art galleries and studios on a bicycle tour.
The Getty Center houses so much art, Dolly Lee can’t see and savor everything it offers in one day. But she makes sure she has time to linger with a museum favorite.
Did Allen Ginsberg howl or throw the first pitch. Push yourself or forgive yourself? Cognitive bias or creativity boost? It’s our Top 10 Poetic Picks.
Not sure how to buy art? Start with the wildebeest, if you must. And memories, and love.
Join Michelle DeRusha in a regional tour to North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota, and learn birch bark weaving and bread baking. Bet you can smell the wood shavings.
Walking makes you creative, reading makes you happy, publishing makes you tense and Harper Lee makes you appreciate a good editor. It’s our Top 10 Poetic Picks.
How awe makes us more generous, how rhythm can help dyslexic kids read, and how reading Ginsberg might get you fired. It’s our Top Ten Poetic Picks.
Former teen poet becomes President. Poetry is dead, again? Elastic ekphrastics and the challenges of diversity in publishing. It’s our Top Ten Poetic Picks.