Out here in the Maryland woods, we’ve turned on the water, torn out the weeds, set out feasts for nesting birds, and resumed watching our footpaths for snakes. While we wait for our seedlings to flourish and thrive, let’s wander through links about poems and writing and art.
Personal statement, prose poem, or something more? Dale Favier proposes “A Quieter Return.”
Chris Townsend makes plain why a “Walden” video game is a uniquely awful idea.
“Another of those fantastical, insane works I wish someone had forced me to read sooner”: Jake Seliger praises Lonesome Dove.
Chris at Hats & Rabbits is searching in vain for sincere works of popular art.
Prof Mondo gets hand-drawn proof that the kids in his poetry workshop are paying attention.
Flavia finds that devilish temptations make her a better writer.
George is reading to clear his shelves.
Do we get wiser with age? Stephen at First Known When Lost considers the question with his fond intermingling of poems and art.
A psychologist and a museum director discuss art, and Marly Youmans plucks the prettiest parts.
“What are we supposed to do but keep creating, one way or another?” Poet Tim Miller ponders precedent and starts writing rhymes.
Can you name “America’s greatest living light verse poet”? A.M. Juster can (and does).
It is right and just: Maryann Corbett pens a “Prayer Concerning the New, More ‘Accurate’ Translation of Certain Prayers.”