Category Archives: Art

Poems for National Black Poetry Day

_____________________________________________ cutting greens by Lucille Clifton curling them around i hold their bodies in obscene embrace thinking of everything but kinship. collards and kale strain against each strange other away from my kissmaking hand and the iron bedpot. the pot … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: October 17, 2017

October 17th is Black Poetry Day * Mulligan Day * Wear Something Gaudy Day * International Day for the Eradication of Poverty * ________________________________________________________ MORE!  Jupiter Hammon, Elinor Glyn and Guglielmo Marconi, click

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TCS: Music for All Hallow’s Eve

Good Morning! _________________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Comparing the incomparable

By ann summers Comparisons were always the way art historians developed arguments for analyzing by comparing formal qualities but also useful cultural resemblances that could make identifying the authenticity of a legitimate (collectible) artwork. Comparing films in the same way … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DARKNESS

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The pages of our calendars are flying off like autumn leaves. To the delight of children, we are nearing that annual candy-scavenge in America: Halloween. Our celebrations of the eerie and macabre are pretty bland compared to … Continue reading

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TCS: Michala Petri – A Breath of Magic

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Word Cloud: GATHERER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD 92 years is a good long life. Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977) began life in the Victorian Age, and lived through three-quarters of the 20th century. Theodore Roosevelt published Hunting Trips of a Ranchman the year Untermeyer was born. He was … Continue reading

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