Mobile Photography – Saturday Poetry – “Vertigo” by Anne Stevenson with Louise Whiting

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Vertigo’ by Anne Stevenson. “Mind and body are old sparring partners, and their apparent argument gets a sharp new twist in this cleverly titled, deftly rhymed parable by Anne Stevenson. Both are tempted by “the naked abyss”. To turn away from death towards life is one of the great acts of courage. Indecision causes vertigo. If only we could ask our bodies to choose, there’d be no dilemma – every cell is hard-wired to shout: “Life, please!”

Source: The Guardian: From Poems 1955-2005, Anne Stevenson (Bloodaxe, 2004). Her most recent collection is Astonishment.

I have matched @louisewhiting Louise Whiting’s image with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

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 – “Flickering” by David Rivard

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Flickering’ by David Rivard. “David Rivard was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. His collections of poetry include Torque (1988), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, Wise Poison (1996), winner of the James Laughlin Award, Bewitched Playground (2000), Sugartown (2005), and Otherwise Elsewhere (2010). He has also been a contributor to such publications as Ploughshares, The New England Review, and Poetry, and is a former editor of The Harvard Review.

His awards and honors include the Pushcart Prize, the Celia B. Wagner Award from the Poetry Society of America, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Hardison Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Rivard teaches in the University of New Hampshire MFA Program in Writing”. Source: Poetry Foundation

Source: David Rivard, “Flickering” from Standoff. Copyright ©2016 by David Rivard, via Poetry Foundation

I have matched @joeal70image with this poem. You can view and follow him on Instagram here.

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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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Poem’ – Paul Carroll

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Poem’ by Paul Carroll. ‘Poet and editor Paul Carroll was a vital force on the Chicago poetry scene. He was briefly an editor of the Chicago Review (1957-1958), but when he and coeditors were pressured by the university chancellor to remove controversial pieces from an upcoming issue from William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch, he pulled the entire issue and resigned in protest. Carroll founded the little magazine Big Table, where he published the suppressed material; the United States Post Office then seized 400 copies of the first issue and refused to deliver them, declaring the magazine “obscene,” but their decision was appealed and reversed. Carroll would continue to publish work by innovative writers such as Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley. He also founded the Poetry Center of Chicago, and in 1985 he won the Chicago Poet’s Award’.

Source: ThePoetryFoundation.org

I have matched @_brooklyndragonfli_ – Allyson Marie’s image with this poem. You can view and follow her here on Instagram.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – Scottish Poet Robert Montgomery

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Robert Montgomery’s poetry has become so ‘in vogue’ that some people are adorning their bodies with tattoos of it. (see below). Montgomery’s work reaches a wide audience because he shares it from advertising billboards and the like. He has also been involved with the ‘Pay with a Poem’ campaign, which allows customers in poetry cafes to exchange poetry for coffee across the world. The aim is that Montgomery will collect these poems and create an installation in a secret location.

It’s a very cool and a very interesting concept. I am all for reaching new audiences, whether we are discussing poetry or photography and art. Of course, I like to marry the two and this is the purpose of our Saturday Poetry column. I select one poem a week and marry it with an image that has been uploaded to our Instagram hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, I am matching the mobile artwork by Louise Whiting to the poem by Montgomery below and as featured on this young fan via Tumblr. You can follow Whiting on Instagram here @louisewhiting.

If you would like to view the other poems we have published in this series, please go here.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – In a Garden by Amy Lowell

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An oft-quoted remark attributed to poet Amy Lowell applies to both her determined personality and her sense of humor: “God made me a business woman,” Lowell is reported to have quipped, “and I made myself a poet.” During a career that spanned just over a dozen years, she wrote and published over 650 poems, yet scholars cite Lowell’s tireless efforts to awaken American readers to contemporary trends in poetry as her more influential contribution to literary history. “Poet, propagandist, lecturer, translator, biographer, critic . . . her verve is almost as remarkable as her verse,” opined poet Louis Untermeyer in his 1923 work American Poetry since 1900. A collection of Lowell’s work, published posthumously as What’s O’Clock?, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926“, The Poetry Foundation.

I have matched @anamagalhaes01 – Ana Magalhaes image mobile photograph with this poem ‘In a Garden’ by Amy Lowell. You can follow her on Instagram here.

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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Saturday Poetry – Physical

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I love poetry, I love words, pictures, music, people and the combination of these is the utmost thrill to me.

I am introducing a new section, simply titled, Saturday Poetry. Each Saturday I will publish a poem from a new and wonderful book, with a link if you wish to purchase the entire thing. Just a little something extra to enjoy the weekend.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here.

Source: Andrew McMillan Poet

This weekend I am publishing a poem entitled ‘Finally’ by Andrew McMillan from his book, Physical. To place an order, go here.

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