Today, as I was listening on the bus to Greg and Michael's performance version of the Song of Roland (see my post) I was also contemplating the role of memory. It still amazes me the way Michael’s translations are helping to generate content,
Michael Newth is a marvelous much-published translator of the medieval French epic poetry known as chansons de geste . I have blogged extensively about how I have used this rare period of literature as an inpirational trigger in my paintings for the last 2 years. One of
WAR POETRY 2011 has updated its page with new poems by soldiers including veterans of the Iraq conflict. I found Gerardo Mena's poem "So I was a coffin" both disturbing and moving. I read it several times. Palestinian poet Suheir Hammad's poems evokes another lens
I have art in the LGBT Literature Issue of Phati'tude Magazine in New York City. You can preview the issue via the link below but my image only appears in the hard copy, available from their website or Amazon.
Are poets the front-line soldiers of our collective consciousness? If so, then where are the medics when they are wounded by the ugliness of today's 24/7 news cycle? Why are they any less the protectors of our world than guns and drones and eavesdropping dragonflies hunting for dirty bombs?
I am the featured artist in The French Literary Review this October, an elegant little journal in the south of France focusing its passion for poetry and prose around France or themes in connection with its history and culture. It is now published
Now Available Lady Jane's Miscellany magazine features the work of critically acclaimed poets, dramatists, essayists, short story writers, artists and more! I'm really pleased to be the featured artist for their second issue with a 7 page interview and several
Publishing July/August 2010
In July I'm helping out to promote the value of diverse communities. LGBT writers in NYC and grassroots political art and poetry in Regina, SK, Canada. In this sense, it's a part of my social activism and belief that art can help to move thinking
The trees beside the river where I live are imbued with memory, wisdom and silent stories that deserve to be listened to ... like memorials, trapped in stone, bronze and iron, wishing for release into the morning air...
On this day each year, I re-read the poems of ...Read more>
My second cover art for US poetry magazine Breadcrumb Scabs is out for February 2010. View the full cover in the 'Media' section (click left).
Lena's poets always dive off the edge and this issue is no different. A great supporter of diverse cultures and bad-tempered poets.
I have new cover art in the US, for Literal Latté in New York City for the June 2009 issue. This publication has been helping new writers to get a foot in the door of the traditional publishing
This month I have an oil pastel on the cover of Breadcrumb Scabs ' Issue 6, June 2009 [pictured], a new independent poetry magazine from Michigan. This little publication is raw, quirky, and a bit in your face in a way I thought had disappeared. Lucky that quality