Friday, September 16, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
This exhibit at Oklahoma City's beautiful gallery, Artspace at Untitled, will be up until mid September. We, eight poets, wrote poems with a hiding place in mind. Each poem was offered to a cluster of artists who used the themes and images to create a unique work of art.
I would love to hear what you find most compelling about this collaboration. Please send me your comments after you tour the show.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
|Drawing by Jefferson Vincent (Jake) LeForce|
Reciprocally, there was not much to love about Mr. A. When I saw him running in his sweats around the campus sidewalks in the snow he looked like Rocky played by Steve Buscemi. Like he’d lost something, he was trudging along eye on the old clock tower in case that slipped-away-thing reappeared on the hour, or off the hour.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
The next day l tried to get my eleven year old grandson to sing and dance and let me video him. Quickly it became clear that was not happening. Like a good director and sympathetic grandmother, I revised my request: read some of this Star Wars book and move rhythmically while doing it. This consisted of Desmond peddling on an exercise bike and reading to me about the clones, but it produced a lovely, random moment which spoke to me of time and youth and the “outer rim of”
Day three I had to go to work. I’m cataloging and building a database for Laura Warriner’s art books at Untitled Gallery. This work puts me into the most creative light/dark space while doing what I love, routinely. Before I left for the day I took a minute to film the bookshelves, the volumes holding their own among the treasured art. When the windows are open, as well as when they are closed, that loft has a sense of wide open spaces. “When prairie wind blows in the high gallery windows all the spines and skin and pigment turn toward the natural air. Kinetic everything. Everything kinetic.”
GETTING TO WORK
Here is it day five. Today’s minute-made movie is called, Preparing to Work, or Watch Out, You Might Get What You’re After which is really pretty boring because it's just me heading for my workspace to write while listening to Talking Heads. I think video art is not my forte, but the week was full of play and close looking. Hooray, I have drafts to work with. My notebook is happy. Thank you, Sandra Soli, and all you hard working poets who inspire me.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
If you do not want to order my new book from Amazon I will send you a signed copy directly from the homeplace here in Oklahoma City.
Email me at
You can sample it and see what others have said at
Local folks are all invited to the book launch/art exhibit at
at Untitled Gallery in OKC,
Thursday, May 28, 6:30.
Other readings to be announced.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, May 2
(and other fun ways to spring into poems)
- three different ways to generate a poem,
- three ways to enhance a poem
- three ways to offer a poem to the world
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
October, you did not leave me much to long for except, of course, more. Please come again, and wear that gorgeous mesa gown. We’ll be ever grateful.