Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ovid’s “Magic” and Finding Treasure

Before I went on vacation, I stopped by my local library’s annual book sale. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the first day of the sale (where the pickin’s are the best), but still was able to find copies of Plato’s Republic … Continue reading

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“The Weaver” (Original Poem)

After reading about William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement, I became interested in weaving. Morris found a ancient French text on tapestry weaving, set up a loom in his bedroom and proceeded to teach himself to weave tapestries … Continue reading

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The Microwave Method of Writing Poetry by Starving Poet

While I’m off for a much needed three-day vacation (can’t afford a full week), guest poet, Starving Poet, (definitely not back by popular demand) has graciously offered (more like begged) to fill in for me. Disclaimer: The following views expressed … Continue reading

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“Eating Fish Sticks by Candlelight” (Original Poem)

With the faux-chandelier putting off tangible heat during the hot summer months, I’ve taken to eating dinner by candlelight (also to try to conserve a little electricity). The other night, I sat down to a dinner of fish sticks and … Continue reading

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William Wordsworth: British Library Writers’ Lives

I must confess that just as I have a fondness for caramel coconut & fudge cookies, I also have a fondness for the generously illustrated British Library Writers’ Lives series. In my personal library, I possess a copy of the … Continue reading

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The Poet, Thomas Hood and the Artist, Zevi Blum

Came across an illustration of Ruth by the artist and Cornell professor, Zevi Blum, who passed away in 2011. Fascinated by the lines and thought it would be a worthy challenge to see if I could do a woodcut of … Continue reading

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Golden-Breasted Bunting and the Poet, Basil Bunting

This is my second attempt at doing a linocut and making a note card from it. Beginning to appreciate the fine, subtle lines this techniques produces and beginning to see its possibilities. Since I couldn’t find a suitable bunting poem … Continue reading

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