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A Performance Artist Testing the Limits of Her Own Endurance
In deeply personal works such as the acclaimed “Bronx Gothic,” Okwui Okpokwasili explores ideas of cultural memory through poetry and visceral body-wringing choreography.
In the opening scene of Okwui Okpokwasilis experimental one-woman masterpiece Bronx Gothic an intoxicating blend of dance, theater and installation art the writer, choreographer and performance artist stands, in a purple slip dress, twitching and jerking her … [+1344 chars]
Antwaun Sargent
2019-08-13 17:00:54




Guy makes a hilarious slam poetry video for sister who didn't FaceTime him back
You can't really explain the bond between siblings. One minute you have them in a chokehold for dominance over the TV remote, the next minute you're texting them surreal memes. Even if you love them, eventually they'll grind your gears in one way or another. …
You can't really explain the bond between siblings. One minute you have them in a chokehold for dominance over the TV remote, the next minute you're texting them surreal memes.  Even if you love them, eventually they'll grind your gears in one way or another… [+2638 chars]
Sage Anderson
2019-08-01 20:08:31




The 'poetry of concrete' and the tragedy of a broken bridge
Seven people tell the story of their connection to the Genoa bridge collapse.
Image copyrightGetty Images It's one year since part of a motorway bridge outside Genoa collapsed, as cars and lorries sped across it. Dozens fell off the edge, tumbling 45m to the ground below, resulting in 43 deaths. Here, seven of those closely affected t… [+12585 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-08-13 23:27:35




Put Brown Butter on Summer Produce
Picking fresh produce and eating fresh produce are two of my favorite summertime activities. I make “salads” that are really just piles of raw corn, eat juicy peaches over the sink, and down bowls of berries swimming in heavy cream. I never had much reason t…
Picking fresh produce and eating fresh produce are two of my favorite summertime activities. I make salads that are really just piles of raw corn, eat juicy peaches over the sink, and down bowls of berries swimming in heavy cream. I never had much reason to g… [+950 chars]
Claire Lower on Skillet, shared by Claire Lower to Lifehacker
2019-08-21 16:00:00




Read Unpublished Walt Whitman Poems While Helping Transcribe Things For the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress can be a great place to find everything from free movies and books to epic public-domain pictures of cats. Read more...
The Library of Congress can be a great place to find everything from free movies and books to epic public-domain pictures of cats. One key step in getting all that great content online: it needs to be digitized. When it comes to things like old letters and w… [+1323 chars]
Emily Price
2019-08-17 21:37:00




How to Sing the Opening of 'Circle of Life'
Growing up, I sang it as “NAHHHHHT-SYLVANIAAAA!” You sang something even sillier. But we’re adults now, and we can learn the actual words to the opening of “Circle of Life” from Disney’s The Lion King. Then we will sound much cooler when we lift something int…
Growing up, I sang it as NAHHHHHT-SYLVANIAAAA! You sang something even sillier. But were adults now, and we can learn the actual words to the opening of Circle of Life from Disneys The Lion King. Then we will sound much cooler when we lift something into the … [+1917 chars]
Nick Douglas
2019-08-20 15:00:00




Enter the Microscopic World of Bugs With These Award-Winning Garden Photos
Who doesn’t love to spend time in garden? Some people love it so much, though, that they stake out for hours, camera in hand, waiting for an insect to land on a flower petal to capture the perfect shot. Read more...
Who doesnt love to spend time in garden? Some people love it so much, though, that they stake out for hours, camera in hand, waiting for an insect to land on a flower petal to capture the perfect shot. These are the kind of people who submit their photograp… [+1132 chars]
Yessenia Funes on Earther, shared by Rose Pastore to Gizmodo
2019-07-24 17:55:00




Visionary Musicians Seek Truths for the Future in a Spiritual Past
Moor Mother, Ben Lamar Gay, Angel Bat Dawid and other jazz-adjacent storytellers are embracing tradition and questions about the nature of performance.
Encouraged by her music-loving mother, Ms. Charles studied operatic vocals and jazz flute while attending D.J. shows on the weekends, finally landing on a hybrid identity. Today she is a singer, songwriter, electronic musician and budding video producer. Her … [+1148 chars]
Giovanni Russonello
2019-08-13 17:00:53




How Poetry and Photography are Alike and How it Can Impact Your Photography
The post How Poetry and Photography are Alike and How it Can Impact Your Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Megan Kennedy. On the surface, poetry and photography may seem like completely different mediums. One deals w…
A Post By: Megan Kennedy On the surface, poetry and photography may seem like completely different mediums. One deals with the written word, whereas the other creates images. But as two forms of artistic expression, poetry and photo-making have more in commo… [+5496 chars]
Megan Kennedy
2019-07-30 12:30:47




The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies. Through a partnership with Microsoft the foundation is offering a share of a $750,00 pool of cash and the…
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies. Through a partnership with Microsoft the foundation is offering a share of a $750,00 pool of cash and th… [+6058 chars]
Jonathan Shieber
2019-07-27 18:51:35

“Open Gesture of an I,” by D. A. Powell
Poetry by D. A. Powell: “Your life is not your own and / never was.”
Audio: Read by the author. I want to give more of my timeto others the less I have of it,give it away in a will and testament,give it to the girls club, give itto the friends of the urban trees. Your life is not your own andnever was. It came to you in a bo… [+359 chars]
D. A. Powell
2019-08-19 09:00:00




“Telephone Years,” by Deborah Garrison
Poetry by Deborah Garrison: “There are gestures that have been lost.”
Audio: Read by the author. There are gestures that have been lost.One was picking up a desk phoneUsing a couple of fingersTo snag it under the little shelf where the receiverRested when it was not in use;Youd carry the phone with you if you needed to pace,Pe… [+1345 chars]
Deborah Garrison
2019-08-19 09:00:00




David Berman, Silver Jews Leader and Indie-Rock Poet, Dies at 52
With wry songs full of black humor, his band became an underground favorite in the 1990s, and a new group, Purple Mountains, was set to tour.
My father is a despicable man, Berman wrote in 2009 while announcing that he was disbanding Silver Jews. Citing his fathers attacks on environmentalists and unions, Berman described their estrangement and how it led to his search for meaning in Judaism, and a… [+1515 chars]
Joe Coscarelli and Ben Sisario
2019-08-09 22:54:13




The Literary Arena: Remembering the poetry of Augustan Rome
Remembering the poetry of Augustan Rome.
He encouraged the talents of his age in every way that he could. He listened courteously and patiently as they read not only poems and histories but also speeches and dialogues. But he was offended when anything was written about him that was not serious and … [+8215 chars]

2019-07-31 23:53:22




“Almost Human,” by Ocean Vuong
Poetry by Ocean Vuong: “It’s been a long time since my body.”
Audio: Read by the author. Its been a long time since my body.Unbearable, I put it downon the earth the way my old manrolled dice. Its been a long time sincetime. But I had weight back there. Had substance& sinew, damage you could seeby looking between y… [+880 chars]
Ocean Vuong
2019-07-29 09:00:00




“Scylla and Charybdis,” by Megan Fernandes
Poetry by Megan Fernandes: “I like when the choices are both ugly— / the rock and the hard place.”
Audio: Read by the author. I like when the choices are both uglythe rock and the hard place. Odysseus choseScylla and I, too, would have opted fora terrestrial evil, the sea vortex probablyconcealing some subterranean meat with its beauty.Soon you and I will… [+1214 chars]
Megan Fernandes
2019-08-12 09:00:00




“Claude Monet, ‘The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil,’ 1880,” by Ciaran Carson
Poetry by Ciaran Carson: “So we wander down the road of what it is we think / We want to say.”
Today I thought Id just take a lie-down, and drift. So here I am listeningTo the tick of my mechanical aortic valveoverhearing, rather, the way it flitsIn and out of consciousness. Its a wonder what goes on below the threshold.Its quiet up here, just the mute… [+4277 chars]
Ciaran Carson
2019-08-12 09:00:00




“Where Babies Really Come From,” by Anna Scotti
Poetry by Anna Scotti: “Always there was fear, always / there was longing, always this bargaining / with nameless gods.”
Audio: Read by the author. I dreamed you into existence, carefulto make you less perfect than I knew youwould be, choosing your grandmothers weakknees, your grandfathers cruel streak,an aunts meatless calves, my own callousvanity. Before you were born I drea… [+718 chars]
Anna Scotti
2019-07-29 09:00:00




Debate Disappointment: I Wanted So Much More From Joe Biden
And I find myself fretting that none of these Democrats can beat Donald Trump.
Unfortunately for them, Biden wasnt the old Biden not exactly. He was better prepared this time around. He was more composed. He obviously expected every attack and had clearly rehearsed his responses, so that he never had the hapless, helpless look of his pr… [+1951 chars]
Frank Bruni
2019-08-01 09:04:29




17 Toni Morrison quotes on writing, love, life, and race that show why she was so beloved
Toni Morrison, the iconic American author, professor, Nobel Laureate, and Pulitzer Prize winner best known for her masterpiece "Beloved," died Tuesday at 88 years old. The groundbreaking novelist was an inspiration to many noteworthy people, including Preside…
Toni Morrison, the iconic American author, professor, Nobel Laureate, and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Tuesday. She was 88 years old. The groundbreaking novelist was best known for her masterpiece "Beloved" as well as "The Bluest Eye" and "'Song of Solomon,… [+552 chars]
Meredith Cash
2019-08-06 16:42:11
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