Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘When Giving Is All We Have’ by Alberto Rios

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘When Giving Is All We Have’ by Alberto Rios, 1952 and I felt it perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving period. Ríos was born on September 18, 1952, in Nogales, Arizona. He received a BA degree in 1974 and an MFA in creative writing in 1979, both from the University of Arizona. “Alberto Ríos is a poet of reverie and magical perception,” wrote the judges of the 2002 National Book Awards, “and of the threshold between this world and the world just beyond.”

He holds numerous awards, including six Pushcart Prizes in both poetry and fiction, the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Since 1994 he has been Regents Professor of English at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he has taught since 1982. In 2013, Ríos was named the inaugural state poet laureate of Arizona. In 2014, Ríos was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. In 2017, he was appointed as the new director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

I have matched art work entitled ‘Pushkar, Rajasthan, India’ by @rklika –  Klika – retired marine/army photographer with this poem. You can view and follow him on Instagram here.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Sexy Poem to Cover my Bases’ by Emily Hunerwadel with @klmitt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Sexy Poem to Cover my Bases’ by Emily Hunerwadel. Hunerwadel is the author of Professional Crybaby (Poetry Society of America, 2018), selected by Kyle Dargan as the winner of a 2017 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Hunerwadel is the managing editor of Slope Editions … Read moreMobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Sexy Poem to Cover my Bases’ by Emily Hunerwadel with @klmitt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago

Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘You are perfect for me’ by Rebecca Wolff with Elaine Taylor

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘You are Perfect for Me’ by Rebecca Wolff. Born in 1967 and raised in New York City; Wolff earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 1993, and in 1997 founded the literary journal Fence.

She is the author of The King (W.W. Norton, 2009); Figment (W.W. Norton, 2004); and Manderley (2001), which was selected by Robert Pinsky for the 2000 National Poetry Series.

She lives in Athens, New York, with her husband and two children. She currently teaches classes for the New York State Writers Institute in Poetry and Creative Writing.

I have matched mobile art work entitled ‘Charlie’ by @sunflowerof21_365 – Elaine Taylor – with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Ghosts and Fashion’ by Elaine Equi with @mitrydate

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Ghosts and Fashion’ by Elaine Equi.  Equi was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1953. She received a BA and an MA in English from Columbia College, where she taught a poetry workshop for several years after graduating. Along with her husband, Jerome Sala, she was active in Chicago’s performance poetry scene.

Equi’s first book, Federal Woman, was published in 1978 by Danaides Press. She has written over ten books of poetry, including Sentences and Rain (Coffee House Press, 2015); Click and Clone (Coffee House Press, 2011); Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2007), which was shortlisted for the 2008 International Griffin Poetry Prize; The Cloud of Knowable Things (Coffee House Press, 2003); and Voice-Over (Coffee House Press, 1999), chosen by Thom Gunn for the San Francisco State Poetry Award. Equi lives in New York City and teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program at The New School.

I have matched art work entitled ‘Pink Punk’ by @mitrydate – with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – “The Mothering Blackness” Maya Angelou with @findflorentine

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘The Mothering Blackness’ by Maya Angelou. With a firm root in African American history, many of Angelou’s poems, such as this one, can be traced to the work songs slaves sang. The repeating lines give the sense of a refrain, and varying line lengths and numbers of syllables give an improvised feel. Songs passed down orally, such as work songs, are often narratives: this poem tells the story of a girl running back to “the mothering blackness.” The regularly indented lines also give the impression that at least two voices are speaking, which would have been the case in work songs that were almost always sung by a collective.

I have matched art work entitled ‘4 ma friends‘ by @findflorentine – yefri with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Ghosts and Fashion’ by Elaine Equi with Kate Zari Roberts

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled “Ghosts and Fashion’ by Elaine Equi. Equi was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1953. She received a BA and an MA in English from Columbia College, where she taught a poetry workshop for several years after graduating. Along with her husband, Jerome Sala, she was active in Chicago’s performance poetry scene.

Equi’s first book, Federal Woman, was published in 1978 by Danaides Press. She has written over ten books of poetry, including Sentences and Rain (Coffee House Press, 2015); Click and Clone (Coffee House Press, 2011); Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2007), which was shortlisted for the 2008 International Griffin Poetry Prize; The Cloud of Knowable Things (Coffee House Press, 2003); and Voice-Over (Coffee House Press, 1999), chosen by Thom Gunn for the San Francisco State Poetry Award. Equi lives in New York City and teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program at The New School.

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I have matched art work entitled ‘Just Got To Town’ by @one.fine.eye.phone – Kate Zari Roberts with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram  here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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