Poetry and music collaborate with photographs of the pacific Northwest 2016, art! March, bellingham, firehouse cafe, fairhaven, group show of artists' group, with Renee sherrer, denise Snyder, Shirley erickson, Amy Armitage, deb McCunn, laurie potter and Jeni cottrell. It's About Paper, march, bellingham, social Fabric, on Commercial Street, a show of art and books that use handmade paper. With Denise Snyder and Renee sherrer. Noisy water Ekphrastic, april, bellingham, firehouse cafe, fairhaven, group show of art based on poetry from the noisy water anthology. Poets who are artists interpret their poems in art. Pecha kucha night—Place: How do we shape and become shaped by locales present, past, lived or imagined?
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Like the art of Philip McCracken, the poetry of paul Hansen, james Bertolino and Anita. Boyle embraces the natural world. Join us in a conversation about art and poetry, with a poetry performance in the gallery surrounded by McCrackens artwork. poetry reading surrounded and inspired by the art of Philip McCracken. Reading with James Bertolino and paul Hansen. Theme of Place, march 27, laconner, museum of Northwest Art. Pecha kucha slide show featuring images of the noon road pond and the inspiration from place found in my poetry and art. In a Pecha kucha slide presentation, twenty images are shown for 20 seconds each. Group event with artists, writers and community paper leaders. Elevations: love song for Cascadia, february 7, bellingham, allied Arts of Whatcom county. Invitation to participate in a collaboration between four nature photographers (Brett baunton, john DOnofrio, lance ekhart and Dennis Walton flautist Gary Stroutsos; and poets James Bertolino and Anita.
I love a talkative, disarmingly casual approach to big topics. My long sentences are not particularly declarative and oratorical. I try to accommodate the tangential through subordination and coordination, with as little loss of incantatory momentum as I can manage. Plus I feel some kinship with living writers such as Tony hoagland and Denise duhamel—even if Im nowhere near as funny or pithy as they are—and ive recently been parts enjoying books by carol Moldow, Sherman Alexie, mark halliday, patricia smith, marie howe, robert Hass, major. The list goes. And Theodore roethke is sometimes at the top. 2016, featured poets and Open Mic Series. June 1, duvall, duvall Libary, poetry reading with James Bertolino and open mic. Having faith in a seed, may 12, bellingham, lightcatcher, Whatcom Museum.
Which writers (living or dead) do you feel have influenced you the most? Somewhere during the satirical doggerel phase of my remote late teens, i was introduced to the poetry of Walt Whitman. I thought Id never dare to emulate or imitate him, for fear of making a complete fool of myself the way beatnik street poets of a certain age have done, and yet ive found ways to work up my own sort of litanies—lists of people. Im no longer ashamed to say that Allen Ginsberg has always been among my favorites too—america how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?—and that I greatly admire the poetry of such heirs to the Whitman legacy as the late ck williams. I suppose theres a literary lineage there in the long lines, the attention to the public and the social. My lines are long too—if not as long as theirs. But i also feel a certain irresistible temptation to emulate Elizabeth Bishop in her descriptive and painterly belaboring of the obvious setting and the ordinary creatures or people in those intimately depicted foregrounds—and indeed my vaguely blank verse style of rolling poems down the page.
A friend pointed it out in passing one day that my more successful poems come from. Juxtaposition—efforts to balance and bridge discrete subjects in one poem; attempts to reconcile contradictory conditions or eras; cracks at describing two concurrent activities. I first tried this comparison-and-contrast strategy in a poem about the different connotations of the formal word perhaps and the informal maybe that doesnt appear in my book. More recently this habit has resulted in at least one adventure in comic anachronism (The king—about a pre-columbian hunter coming upon Graceland) and in several essentially narrative descriptions of cultural conflict, including The Apology (about an interaction with the current residents of the house. In Brighton (and the Shim Gum do zen Martial Arts Center. Amused, confused, and excited by these examples of cultural diversity, i liked describing the old-school Boston Irish guys playing cards in the brightly lit cellar of the jfk and the presumably more cosmopolitan young people practicing tae kwon do in the Shim Gum. Theres additional historical tension in that the zen Martial Arts Center is housed in a renovated Protestant church of some indeterminate domination. I suppose i should write next about the jfk american Legion Post being converted to a mosque since i wrote that poem, juxtaposing that to the secular hedonist hipster café down the street where a syrian falafel shack used. After all, it is a privilege to see so /much confusion, as Marianne moore wrote, and theres some good coal for me to burn in them there hills—at the risk of emitting a lot of CO2.
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A favorite business time or place to write? I try to arrive at one of my favorite harvard Square coffee shops—the patio at peets is great, as are the second-floor lounges of Starbucks and Tatte bakery— with my notebook and my laptop an hour or 90 minutes before work every weekday morning. Given my obsession with poems of place, especially historically or sociologically loaded places, i might circulate among all of my favorite geographic settings in a single session. My book includes poems set mainly in Memphis, boston, columbus, central America, and Spain—all mixed together in each of the six sections (except for the entirely hispanic final section) like tea a six-tiered lazy susan. Over the course of a weekend I might get in three or four of these sessions of varying duration. After a couple dozen rounds, if Im as lucky as the man from Kentucky, i will get the proportions of a poem right and it will feel as if it has written itself. I draft new poems by hand in a journal—but more and more my poems seem to be splitting off from longer drafts of other things in process at the keyboard.
That was the case with my 2009 chapbook, sidewalk tectonics, all six long poems of which evolved from a single three-page poem about a road-trip from Lincolns birthplace in Hodgenville, kentucky, to the site of Martin Luther Kings assassination in Memphis. Just recently a long one set in Hyden, kentucky—the picturesque seat of the second-poorest county/ In the nation at the time of the 1970 explosion/That killed 38 workers in the nearby finley coal mine—broke into three pieces, each of them seeminly destined to be its. For the record, that former seismic event took place at a café in Johnson, vermont, in a café near the vermont Studio center. I think the latter geologic event took place at a café in Pittsburgh during a recent road-trip with my wife, not before work in Harvard Square—but it may have happened at an organic AirBnb farm outside of Athens, Ohio. I cant decide whether these work habits resemble more those of a coal miner attempting to get the maximum number of chunks of coal into a rail car, those of a group of workers bolting and welding together the molded parts of a coal mining. Where do your poems most often come from—an image, a sound, a phrase, an idea?
It is an encyclopedia of knowledge, wisdom and morality. So we should study it with paraphrase and act upon the golden tidings given. It can make us true muslims and ideal persons for society. Mfoure never alone when youre reading a book. I remember sitting in my basement bedroom, under the influence of marijuana, responding to a" from Pascal—Man is the animal that laughs.— on a senior high-school English homework assignment, thrilled to realize that I could write down whatever I wanted.
That creative freedom is the one i associate with the writing of poetry—coinciding with the dictum that poetry is for saying things youre not allowed to say anywhere else. I wont bother you with the story about the limerick i wrote for that same high school English class—the one about the man from Kentucky who lived in a holler with his dog named Foller; nor the one about the satirical doggerel I wrote. The first poem of my own creation that surprised me, that gave me a sense of discovery, scrapmetal, was addressed to henry ford and indebted to the critique of commercial totalitarianism in Erich Fromms. The Art of loving as much as it was, say, to the prosody of William Carlos Williams and others writing free verse in the American grain. I continue to mine the social vein in my poems—using a machine that is remarkably similar to the coal mining machines my father, uncle, and grandfather made in their jobs at Jeffrey manufacturing in Columbus—good mainly for scratching away at walls and dislodging big chunks. I began scratching away at the walls of the underground tunnel and hauling out chunks of black anthracite coal in lines that run out of me like coal in a motorized railcar. Do you have a writing routine?
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The man who never reads lives only one. never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them. The more that you read, the mini more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places youll. books are the ultimate dumpees: put them down and theyll walt for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back. a great book should eave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. My favourite book by shahidAhmed026 recitation is called taJwid or tartil. Participation in recitation, whether as a reciter or qualities than pens can write or words can describe.
Thus these verses teach me the spiritual, social and legal codes of conduct. In short, the holy quran has more qualities than pens can write or words can describe. It Is an encyclopedia of knowledge, wisdom and morality. So we should study It with paraphrase and act upon the golden tidings given. It can make us true muslims and Ideal persons for society. Thus I love it very much. quot;s noure never alone when youre reading a book. Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years. A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said jojen.
itself an act of worship. I get up early in the morning. After offering the morning prayer, i recite a few verses from the holy quran and study the Urdu paraphrase of these verses. These inform me about the tenets of Islam. These tell me how to please Allah. These warm me against malignancy.
It is in Arabic. It has 30 sections, 114 chapters and 6,666 verses. It is the only infallible book of the world. The holy quran holds a pride of place. Before touching it, ablution is compulsory. Care is taken that it does business not come into contact with any unclean substance and it is never to be laid upon the ground. The most eloquent testimony of the place accorded to the holy quran is that many muslims learn it by heart. They are called hafiz. Recitation of the holy quran is the core of religious devotion.
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Reading is the exercise of mind mostly done with books. A book year is a volume of many sheets of paper bounded together, containing text, illustrations, photographs, or other kind of information. I have read many books but the holy quran is the most important and sacred book. Thus it is my favorite book. The holy quran is basically a religious book of Muslims. It was revealed to the last prophet of Allah, hazrat Muhammad (SAW). The arch-angel Gabriel brought this scripture in the 7th century.