Category: art

Among my favorite poems read in 2019

After spending 2018 with poems of grief (as previously posted on this blog: Part 1: Immediacy, Part 2: Identity, Part 3: What Happens Next), I continued to read more poems. Here’s what I stumbled across during the first eight months of 2019. Because I felt… Continue Reading “Among my favorite poems read in 2019”

‘Bad Fire’: A new, hallucinatory memoir

From the book description: “A brief, galloping memoir of mental illness, containing unflinching observations and unorthodox positions on Judaism, atheism, gender, weight loss, madness, and butterflies. With color illustrations by the author.” After these events concluded in my life, I spent seven months writing… Continue Reading “‘Bad Fire’: A new, hallucinatory memoir”

‘Painting Dragons’ is born

Painting Dragons book cover image

After decades of research, the book was ready. I put myself into the book, and I accepted the help of editors, an artist, and a coach, without whose assistance I could not have finished this project. Painting Dragons: What Storytellers Need to Know About… Continue Reading “‘Painting Dragons’ is born”

A flower with legs

Photos of a small yellow spider in an alcaparro tree. Bogotá, Colombia. The bud has legs? Yes. The tree is alive in multiple ways.