With my current favorite books and magazine: Susan Choi "Person of Interest" Ryotaro Shiba "Selective Articles from Japanese Magazines" Virginia Woolf "A Room of One's Own" Keigo Higashino"Letter" Hideo Okuda "South Band" Robert M. Sapolsky "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulsers" Instyle March 2013 "What is meant by "reality"? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable--now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now in a daffodil in the sun" -- Virginia Woolf
There are many cool & cute items in Etsy. I made my first treasury list, which is a member-curated shopping gallery comprised of lists of items. Members can create a themed collection or feature their favorite items from all overEtsy. To See My Treasury Lists *Click*
I am going to be joining “poetry marathon,” writing 30 poems in 30 days by Tupelo Press in National Poetry Month, this APRIL. This is a part of their fundraising. For this project, I am not only contributing my poems for 30 days, I am also organizing my own raffle: One person in each category will win a prize in MAY. If you donate, you will receive:
#1) Platinum ($50.00 – More) An original poem after I speak with you. #2) Gold ($25.00 - $49.00) Your choice of original art from Etsy (or request). #3) Silver ($15.00 - $24.99) My choice of original art #4) Bronze ($05.00 - $14.99) My original postcard Please keep these in mind in the coming weeks. If you have cool ideas for poems, please share with me. So far, I am drawing and writing together on the same paper.
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four winners are chosen, I will contact them to ask for their home addresses
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not win. However, I appreciate your support very much regardless. *** Fellow Poets' Blogs *Click the Following Names*: Molly Sutton Kiefer Kate Lutzner Diana Khoi Nguyen Melissa Reeser Poulin
On March 11th, 2011, there was the Tohoku Earthquake,
tsunami, and nuclear disasters. It has been two years; however, there are still
many, many obstacles from those that have yet to be overcome. I have been adapting to write these problems
into my poems. Next my project is to visit the North part of Japan. I want to
see the places and want to listen to their experiences.
But for now, I pray for the victims and their families.
THE FIRST NIGHT After the tsunami on 3/11/2011
1. A yellow little shoe drifted away. I clasped my hands around the tree trunk & smelled of the endless
2. I squatted down in a futon-closet & waited for my mother in the summer, 1993. My aunt opened the closet with wheat bread
.....& eight boiled eggs.
3. I waved my hands to the silver whistles of a helicopter in the morning sky. It dropped a rope like a spider
"Picasso and Chicago" February 20 - May 12. 2013 The Art Institute of Chicago It was a very informative and enjoyable exhibition. There was a fascinating, short explanation for almost every piece of art. I especially like Picasso's poetry and illustrations. They were created by black and white ink-- simple and powerful. His creative energy inspired me to write a poem at the museum.
One of my very good friends informed me about Mami Yamanaka's exhibition in Melbourne, Australia. It looks super cool & beautiful! Silent Yesterday April 17 - May 5, 2013 137 Flinders Ln Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia "Japanese born and Melbourne based, artist Mami Yamanaka deals with pattern with the same sensitivity for which traditional Japanese design is best known. Drawing in circular motions and incorporating forms that symbolise her experience of migration, the intricate forms she produces reflect both the fragility of nature and the abundance of inner experience. This will be Mami’s sixth solo exhibition with FLG. Her work is represented within corporate and private collections in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong... Bio From Flinderslane Gallery *Click*
Marina Veiler is a Russian - Estonian pianist and artist. She is currently making handmade cards in her spare time. She designed a birthday card specifically for me. The hand painted butterfly is so beautiful.
I am going to be joining “poetry marathon,” writing 30 poems in 30 days byTupelo Press in National Poetry Month, this April. This is a part of their fundraising ($25 for a donation). Please consider supporting my work if you enjoy my posted poems in APRIL!!! I will update all my poems and information in my blog. 30/30 Project for March by Tupelo Press *Click*