Thursday, May 31, 2007

Andrew Burke

Autobiography by Andrew Burke. The Autobiography poem has been translated into Chinese before I got here, and presumably published in some anthology called China's Australia or Australia's China... or somesuch. It appeared in my book Pushing At Silence (Folio SALT, 1996). Check out more of Andrew's poetry and more about his life on his website Hi Spirits.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Barry Smylie

An untitled painting by Barry Smylie.

I guess it was near the end of April when Paul and I got back together at the same place on the Ganaraska River. It was a fairly nice day with the fish spawning. We were getting a little crazy when we choose an old willow to paint which had been walking away from the river going north by sending down branches into the ground to make new roots. We both agreed that it is necessary to choose plausible and believable subjects but we painted it anyway. I was beginning to have fun with the calligraphy of the big brush.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Linda Benninghoff

Listen to The Aspen by Linda Benninghoff, written for her close friend who died of cancer four years ago.

Published in about 60 journals, Linda has translated The Seafarer from Anglo-Saxon; the translation appears at Electrato, under Dialogue of Nations through Translation.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Joe Green

Joe Green, from his blog The Jeunesse Doree, reading The Great Train Journey, the great train journey of Rashmi Prakash as told by Sir Douglas Falstaff!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Nico Vassilakis

The vispo of Nico Vassilakis is frequently centered around the attempt to extend the time of the viewer's look at the components of written language, so that a look turns into a stare. As he has put it, individual moments of looking at words are "bundled." The meaning comes up almost instantaneously as "what you recall of its definition," after which one quickly moves past that moment. But staring a bit longer becomes "a portal, a doorknob into the larger notion of time" in which the quick "bundled" meaning of a word slips or mutates into something else.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Ana Olinto

An untitled painting by Ana Olinto.

Ana Olinto was born in 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since her early years she demonstrated interest for all the arts, but her formal painting studies only began in 2003, when she providentially came to know her master, the painter and engraver Gianguido Bonfanti. Ana's greatest influences come perhaps from Picasso, IberĂȘ Camargo, the painting from old China and the "undefinable atmosphere of our time".

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Rape of Beauty

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When a moment not perceived for what it is turns into ugliness. Even though beauty attempts save the squandered impression, it has been lost to apathetic carelessness.
This poemovie was made by Sarah Gagnon-Turcotte and Josh Hinck.