Monday, January 1, 2018

BASIL AND MARTHA KING AT NEW EXHIBITION!

Creative Democracy: The Legacy of Black Mountain College - Art and artifacts by people who were students at the now legendary North Carolina art school (1933-1956)

Exhibition begins: Friday, January 12, 2018
Exhibition Celebration: Friday, March 2, 2018 (6:00pm -10:00pm)
Exhibition ends: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Venue: Main Gallery of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 

Basil King is represented in this exhibition with twelve recent paintings.  Martha King and Basil King are represented in displays of broadsides, books and magazines in which their literary and art works appeared. 

On March 1, 2018, at 6 PM Basil King will give an evening talk on his experiences as a student at BMC, its impact on his development, and his perspectives regarding the continued and growing interest in Black Mountain ideas.

He and Martha King will be attending the Exhibition Celebration the following night -- 6PM to 10PM.
The exhibition is part of the campus-wide celebration of the legacy of Black Mountain College during Appalachian State University's Spring 2018 semester.  Click this link for descriptions of the campus-wide activities.https://today.appstate.edu/2017/10/18/black-mountain-college-semester

Monday, December 4, 2017

JANE HIRSHFIELD JUDGES NEXT ANNUAL MARSH HAWK PRESS POETRY PRIZE


Jane Hirshfield judges the next Marsh Hawk Press poetry competition. Go HERE for more information.

And here's an advance look at our ad for AWP:

Friday, November 10, 2017

MARY MACKEY'S AUDIO EDITION OF THE VILLAGE OF BONES


There is now an Audio Book edition of Mary Mackey's novel The Village of Bones available from Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. Listen to this epic Stone Age adventure of magic, prophecy, and passion. More information, including free audio excerpt, over HERE.



Sunday, October 29, 2017

STEPHEN PAUL MILLER RECALLS JOHN ASHBERY

in his article at Publisher's Weekly entitled "For Poets, There's No Such Thing as Bad Press."  You can read it HERE.


NEW REVIEWS OF BASIL KING



CLICK HERE for latest information on critical reception to Basil King's HISTORY NOW!



Friday, October 13, 2017

ON BURT KIMMELMAN'S ABANDONED ANGEL


Two young poets and serious readers Leila Rosner and Casssandra Callaghan converse with Burt Kimmelman over his ABANDONED ANGEL over at Thomas Fink's Dichtung Yammer! You can see the conversation HERE but here's an excerpt:
I wonder if the way to most effectively evoke time in a poem is not to try for something that might best be handled by music, for instance, which is unburdened by words, but, rather, to use space to create a there, such as in Blackburn’s work. The time of a life is rescued from the continuum and can be experienced in a way unique to the poem. The Objectivists, more so than the Imagists or Vorticists (emerging out of the Modernist core), were especially sensitive to the writtenness of language, the word objectified, so to speak, on the page—the page a part of the material experience of the poem’s language. This is a tradition in poetry I have increasingly embraced. To get back to what you asked, yes, along with poets like Blackburn, my reading has involved the Objectivists for a long time now.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PAUL PINES PUSHES ARTISTIC BOUNDARIES

Congratulations to Paul Pines for inspiring visual artists and musicians with his poetry, the subject of an article at The Post Star. Here's an excerpt:
GLENS FALLS — A line, a passage, a stanza carefully plucked from a poem as inspiration for another creation in music or art is what set in motion a spiral conversation of artworks speaking to each other. 
And on Saturday, this yearlong exploration will live on in “Last Call: A Collaborative Oratorio,” at the Charles R. Wood Theater with poetry by Paul Pines, set to music by composer Catherine Reid and an exhibition of poetry-inspired artworks by members of North Country Arts. 
“You had to interpret the poetry and get out of your box and think differently,” said artist Judith Tully about creating her piece, “Darkness into Light,” for Saturday’s show and exhibition at the Wood Theater. Tully selected a passage from Pines’ poem, “The Vedas is Now Revealed to Thee.”

You can see entire article HERE.

And don't forget to check out his lovely Marsh Hawk Press book, CHARLOTTE'S SONGS.