The Shell Game

The Shell Game NICOLE WALKER My friend Bruce told me there were entire orchards out here but all I see are mesas. There is no sign of water on any of those mesas’ surfaces. I’m not sure where those trees he mentioned would grow. But then, maybe I’m not even...

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What a Writer Needs

A new essay from Debra Marquart about her journey to becoming a writer is out and available for us all! She delves into her past and the writers she looked up to as guides for inspiration in her own work. Read it online in this issue of the Humanities North...

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Zoom Somatics in Four Poems by Petra Kuppers

Zoom Somatics in Four Poems BY PETRA KUPPERS · PUBLISHED JULY 22, 2021 · UPDATED JULY 22, 2021 The following collection of poems on Zoom somatics during COVID-19 quarantine is the tenth piece in the 2020 Visions: Imagining (Post-) COVID Worlds series. This series aims to reflect on the uneven impacts of the “pandemic year” and...

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Patricia Jones at Vision Festival 25

On THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021 AT 5 PM CDT – 9:30 PM CDT Arts for Art is awarding Amina Claudine Myers with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Pioneer Works in Red Hook. Patricia Spears Jones will be reading a few poems that night. Get tickets ASAP! Lineup, tickets, and Schedule...

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A Partial List of Here and Far

A Partial List of Here and Far Lauren Camp Out in the sky, no one sleeps. No one, no one. —Federico García Lorca Acres of weeds to our view and every minute needs reminding that we haven’t yet been erased. A birdcage floats over a scumbled sky. Just another day...

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Gray Wolf Photo by Austin Smith

Lone wolf goes radio silent OR-93’s signal was last transmitted from San Luis Obispo County in April. Photo of gray wolf OR-93 taken in Oregon after waking up from sedation. Photo courtesy of Austin Smith, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, radio contact...

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Thick In The Throat Honey

Earthworkers | Thick In The Throat Honey Portland, Oregon-based duo Thick In The Throat Honey (Claudia F. Saleeby and John C. Savage) began in 2007 at The Atlantic Center for the Arts. Morphing the traditions of jazz, spoken word, experimental music, chants, and devotional intoning, the duo has performed at music and...

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Much by Lauren Camp

ISSUE SIX ARCHIVE ABOUT SUBMIT NEWS MUCH BY LAUREN CAMP Photo credit Bob Godwin Lauren Camp is the author of five books, most recently Took House (Tupelo Press). Her poems have appeared in Witness, Poet Lore, Beloit Poetry Journal and The Los Angeles Review. Honors include the Dorset Prize and...

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Review by La Bloga

La Bloga A great review of Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century, published by Cutthroat, a Journal of the Arts and co-sponsored by the Black Earth Institute. This is a defining collection. La Bloga is the world’s longest-established Chicana Chicano, Latina Latino literary blog. Las Blogueras Los Blogueros Click...

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PPT Episode 357: Patricia Spears Jones

person place thing with randy cohen Menu Skip to content Menu SKIP TO CONTENT HOME ABOUT RANDY UPCOMING SHOWS SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST SIGN UP FOR UPDATES ARCHIVE CONTACT 357: Patricia Spears Jones Posted on June 26, 2021 by RANDY COHENLeave a comment One way to describe art is to note that it has...

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Five-session Generative Workshop

WE ARE THE FUTURE: USING VOCABULARY FROM WALT WHITMAN’S DEMOCRATIC VISTAS MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021 – FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021 9:00AM 455.00 Quantity: ADD TO CART Instructor: Patricia Jones Monday – Friday June 28 – July 2 9am – 12pm 5 sessions on campus This Workshop is designed to engage...

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Love Across Time

The Terrain.org Podcast In our fifth episode of Soundscapes, we present Love Across Time:  LISTEN TO PODCAST In this episode, a lively collection of Terrain.org artists consider love: love for each other, love for places, and love for the hard work of creating the world as it could be. After Sandra Steingraber and Taylor Brorby delve into...

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Yaddo Artist Forums: Fighting Climate Change

Join Patricia Spears Jones in a discussion about the role of art in transforming the way we view climate change. The climate crisis threatens the survival of every species on Earth. Global warming currently impacts millions around the world, especially those who live in poverty. But to address climate change,...

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Terrain.org’s 5th Reading

On June 28th at 5:00 PM GMT-6, Taylor Brorby, Sandra Steingraber and Tamie Parker Song will be reading as part of Terrain.org‘s Reading Series. The event will be streamed live at the link below. I hope you can join us. Read more information and register here: https://www.terrain.org/events/terrainorg-reading-series-5/?fbclid=IwAR2i7DmBv7uBpWrBuhadNM2AWsRlixI4-NUEWzVwdZ3mK-VYZJzIMKpL-q0  

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May Perpetual Light Shine

After the Storm May Perpetual Light Shine – Patricia Spears Jones We have encountered storms Perfect in their drench and wreck Each of us bears an ornament of grief A ring, a notebook, a ticket torn, scar It is how humans know their kind— What is known as love, what...

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Poetry by Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp Emptiness Prayer for Agnes Martin Strewn heat lingers on the landscape, doing nothing and fills in the gaps with less and years and finally. In weeds, a flirtation of wind; slight shaking, promise. Light vaults again which is consolation, desert-full of its rows and spill. She in her...

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The Beauty and Strangeness of Bodies

Petra Kuppers, a poet, disability culture activist, and professor at the University of Michigan participates in an interview where she discusses humans’ relationships with their bodies can change the way one experiences the world. Listen to her interview where she discusses her personal perspective on this topic. Poet Petra Kuppers...

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Bringing Back Bison to the Great Plains

Cristina Eisenberg is an indigenous ecologist who has focused her career on studying bison and wolves. In this article about restoring the Great Plains ecosystem, Eisenberg contributes information on the importance of buffalo and how restoring bison populations could contribute to the fight against climate change. To read the article...

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“Disappear” by Lauren Camp

POETRY MAY 23, 202110:36 PM DISAPPEAR By Lauren Camp Back then, we each had the privilege of busy regret and before that, a question about flights or where we’d eat dinner, what time. Nothing of virus, only best butter and innumerable unisons. Desire. Each task was a choice and we strew...

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Second Geographies of Justice Reading

Join us Saturday, May 29th, for the second reading of our Geographies of Justice issue in the About Place Journal. Geographies of Justice re-imagines the maps that divide us into the privileged and the disadvantaged, that value some lives more than others; work that exposes systems of medical, environmental, and...

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The Driftless Land

Bellwort drapes its flowers upside down, like chandeliers. Kevin Koch explores the numerous plants that emerged for spring time in the Driftless Area, offering pictures and illustrative descriptions of flowers, ginger, prairie grasses and more. Kevin, Dianne and their friend, Dr. Tom Davis (an expert on plants and birds of...

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An Excerpt from Brenda Peterson’s “Wolf Haven”

This excerpt was originally found on Brenda Peterson’s Website. Excerpted from the book “Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America,” essays by Brenda Peterson, all photographs by Annie Marie Musselman. (Sasquatch Books) THEIR EYES FIND you first, often golden or dark-green and amber-flecked with a fierce and...

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The Enchantment of Ceremony by Linda Hogan

This excerpt from The Radiant Lives of Animals was originally published on YesMagazine.org. An Indigenous writer describes how ritual is the entryway to connection and wholeness. In The Radiant Lives of Animals, celebrated Chickasaw writer Linda Hogan draws on ancient stories and traditions to consider the connection among human consciousness, the natural...

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