In the Texas Hill Country city of Fredericksburg, an artist and a poet share an exhibition.
Looking for the Poetry in Vermeer, a Blockbuster of an Art Exhibition
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is exhibiting the largest number of paintings ever assembled by Johannes Vermeer. You’re invited to write a poem to join in.
Island Girl x 2: An Interview With Illustrator Hasani Browne
Illustrator Hasani Browne grew up on an island before moving to Brooklyn (on Long Island). Both places inspire her art in their own ways!
Remembering and Honoring a Father: Laurence Fuller and “Modern Art”
“Modern Art,” a screenplay by Laurence Fuller, tells the story of his father, British art critic, writer, and author Peter Fuller.
Great Poetry as Seen by Comic Artist Julian Peters
In “Poems to See By,” comic artist Julian Peters illustrates 24 well-known poems, and in the process interprets meaning and adds understanding.
A Poetic Novel to Turn You Upside Down: “Lanny” by Max Porter
In “Lanny,” British author Max Porter bends literary and artistic genres, creating a work that’s about art and its wonderful and fearsome effects.
Top Ten Poetic Picks
Ghost apples, Oscars for books, the poetry of disengagement and the first lines of things. It’s a new edition of the long lost Top 10 Poetic Picks.
An Easy Way to Write Poetry—Journal!
Poetry instructor Karen Rippstein says journaling is an easy way to begin writing poetry.
The Last of the Tolkien Tales: “The Fall of Gondolin”
“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.
Fear is a Luxury You Can’t Afford: Just Make Art
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.
Children’s Book Club: “The Tin Forest”
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.
Of Color, Beauty, the Alphabet, and Fun: “A is for Azure”
“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.
Poets and Poems: Barbara Crooker and “Les Fauves”
“Les Fauves,” the newest collection of poetry by Barbara Crooker, is inspired by the paintings of the Fauvism movement, especially those of Henri Matisse.
Art and Poetry: “A Wider Landscape” by Donald Wilkinson
The paintings of artist Donald Wilkinson evoke the landscape and poetry of William Wordsworth, so much so that landscape and poetry become one.
Regional Tour: Marie Webster Quilts at Indianapolis Museum of Art
On her latest regional tour, Charity Singleton Craig takes in the exhibit of Marie Webster at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
The Healing Power of Poetry and 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.
Writing with Matisse in Mind
Maureen Doallas finds that if you live with an artist like Henri Matisse long enough, he’ll work his way into your writing.
Understanding the Life and Art of William Blake
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.
In Search of William Blake
A close look at the poet and artist William Blake provides some surprising facts about a man largely unknown in his own lifetime.
Regional Tour: Science & Culture Museum at Michigan State University
Sandra Heska King tours the Science & Culture Museum at Michigan State U, discovering culture through teapots, quilts, hats and illegal hatpins.