Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Remnants of the Goddess’ by Vandana Khanna with @ange_ombre

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled “Remnants of the Goddess” by Vandana Khana. Khanna is the author of two poetry collections, including Afternoon Masala (University of Arkansas Press, 2014). She is poetry editor at the Los Angeles Review and lives in Los Angeles.

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I have matched art work entitled ‘A Woman in her Quiet Splendor’ by @ange_ombre – Ro Lannes with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘I Cannot Be Quiet an Hour’ by Mary Ruefle with M. Cecilia Sao Thiago

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled “I Cannot be Quiet an Hour” by Mary Ruefle. Ruefle was born in Pennsylvania in 1952. Her father was a military officer, and she spent her early life traveling throughout the United States and Europe. She graduated from Bennington College in 1974 with a degree in literature.

Ruefle has published many books of poetry, including My Private Property (Wave Books, 2016); Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013); A Little White Shadow (2006), an art book of “erasures,” a variation on found poetry; The Adamant (1989), winner of the 1988 Iowa Poetry Prize; and Memling’s Veil (University of Alabama Press, 1982).

She is also the author of a book of collected lectures, Madness, Rack, and Honey (Wave Books, 2012); a book of prose, The Most of It (Wave Books, 2008); and a comic book, Go Home and Go To Bed (Pilot Books/Orange Table Comics, 2007).

About Ruefle’s poems, the poet Tony Hoagland has said, “Her work combines the spiritual desperation of Dickinson with the rhetorical virtuosity of Wallace Stevens. The result (for those with ears to hear) is a poetry at once ornate and intense; linguistically marvelous, yes, but also as visceral as anything you are likely to encounter.”

Ruefle is the recipient of numerous honors, including an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont, and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.

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I have matched art work entitled ‘It’s Raining Here’ by M. Cecilia Sao Thiago with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

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Instagram TAKEOVER with Mimi Svanberg (@imagomimago) – End of Day 3 Through Day 5

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This week we are following on with our new format of Instagram TakeOver’sthis time with @imagomimago– Mimi Svanberg. She’s agreed to post three images to our @theappwhisperer Instagram feed over the course of seven days. Please do take a look at her work on our feed, it’s mesmerising and I clearly remember the audience being enthralled when I took them through a tutorial of Svanberg’s work in Seoul, South Korea in 2015 at the Museum of Art. Take a look at Part 3 of Day 3 through to Day 5 below.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry ‘The Nude’ by Yi Lei with Mobile Photographer Mimi Svanberg from Sweden

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘’The Nude’ by Yi Lei.  ‘A leading figure in contemporary Chinese poetry, Yi Lei was born Sun Gui-zhen in Tianjin, China, in 1951. She studied creative writing at the Lu Xun Academy and received a BA in Chinese literature from Peking University. Yi Lei published eight poetry collections, and her work has been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, Russian, and English, notably by U. S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. She also worked as a reporter for the Liberation Army and a staff member of the newspaper The Railway Corps. In 1991, she moved to Moscow, where she lived and wrote for a number of years. Li Yei was a recipient of the Zhuang Zhong Wen Literature Prize. She died on July 14, 2018, while travelling in Iceland’.

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I have matched Mimi Svanberg’s image ‘Together Again…’ with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry by Elizabeth Knapp with Mobile Photographer Eliza Badoiu

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Self-Portrait as Cindy Sherman’s Instagram Account’ by Elizabeth Knapp. She is the author of The Spite House (C&R Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 De Novo Poetry Prize. The recipient of the Robert H. Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Literal Latté Poetry Award, the Discovered Voices Award from Iron Horse Literary Review, and a Maryland State Arts Council Fellowship, she is currently an associate professor of English at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, where she lives.

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I have matched Eliza Badoiu’s @elizabadoiu image with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry by Luiza Flynn-Goodlett with Mobile Photographer, Montse Abad

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Prayer for Appetite’ by Luiza Flynn-Goodlett. She is the author of the chapbooks Unseasonable Weather (dancing girl press, 2018) and Congress of Mud (Finishing Line Press, 2015). She serves as … Read more

Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry by Nomi Stone with Mobile Photographer, Robin Robertis

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Waiting for Happiness’ by Nomi Stone. Stone’s second collection of poems, Kill Class, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2019. She is also the author of Stranger’s Notebook (TriQuarterly Books, 2008). Stone is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Vermont Studio Center and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She teaches anthropology at Princeton University and lives in Philadelphia.

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I have matched @robinrobertis – Robin Robertis’ image with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry by Joanne Barker-Marsh with Lorenka Campos

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, is a little different from our usual trend. That’s to say that usually I curate an image of mobile photography and/or art and poem. This time I am featuring poetry that has already been created and curated with Lorenka Campos’ image that she made for Abbey… The poet is Joanne Barker-Marsh @small_world_art and she wrote this poem as a tribute to this image and it was featured by @literary_images on Instagram.

Poetry and art featured with copyright permissions granted in full.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry ‘One Night Comes Like a Blessing’ by Grace Nichols with Mimi Svanberg

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘One Night Comes Like a Blessing’ by Grace Nichols. If you find sleep elusive you will enjoy this poem and indeed Grace Nichol’s collection, The Insomnia Poems. Nichols is an insightful poet. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, in 1950 Nichol’s grew up in a small country village on the Guyanese coast.

She moved to the city with her family when she was eight, an experience central to her first novel, Whole of a Morning Sky (1986), set in 1960s Guyana in the middle of the country’s struggle for independence.

She worked as a teacher and journalist and, as part of a Diploma in Communications at the University of Guyana, spent time in some of the most remote areas of Guyana, a period that influenced her writings and initiated a strong interest in Guyanese folk tales, Amerindian myths and the South American civilisations of the Aztec and Inca. She has lived in the UK since 1977.

Source British Council Literature

I have matched @imagomimago –  Mimi Svanberg’s image with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. That will mean we will be able to consider it.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here. To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

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Mobile Photography – Saturday Poetry – ‘The Answer’ by Sara Teasdale with @blurrybirdy

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘The Answer’ by Sara Teasdale. “Sara Teasdale received public admiration for her well-crafted lyrical poetry which centered on a woman’s changing perspectives on beauty, love, and death. Many of Teasdale’s poems chart developments in her own life, from her experiences as a sheltered young woman in St. Louis, to those as a successful yet increasingly uneasy writer in New York City, to a depressed and disillusioned person who would commit suicide in 1933. Although many later critics would not consider Teasdale a major poet, she was popular in her lifetime with both the public and critics. She won the first Columbia Poetry Prize in 1918, a prize that would later be renamed the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry“.

Source: Poetryfoundation.org

I have matched @blurrybirdy – Robin P’s image with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. That will mean we will be able to consider it.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here. To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

[Also, don’t miss how to be included within our Artist Directory – here]

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