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 – ‘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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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 the poetry editor at Foglifter Press and lives in Oakland, California. Source poets.org I have … Read moreMobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry by Luiza Flynn-Goodlett with Mobile Photographer, Montse Abad

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.

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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.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Nobody Told Me’

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is in some ways a dedication to the poet Hollie McNish. Essentially, when she became pregnant, she didn’t feel she was ready to be a mother, actually she felt ashamed and channelled her feelings, of parenthood, into verse. McNish’s poetry is not all about love and joy, it’s about pregnancy worries and traumas to all the concerns and pressures we feel post pregnancy too. With public breastfeeding in toilets, to trying to quieten down her baby whilst commuting to work on the train. With my own daughter now at thirteen years old, these type of issues are behind us and I am so enjoying sharing our time together, being together.

I took this mobile photograph of Bella as we spent the day at a beautiful English country estate.

Here is an excerpt of Hollie McNish’s book – ‘Nobody Told Me’ – a book you might want to read if you really do need to know the in’s and out’s of it all… (I am grateful those days have passed).

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – St Rose of Lima’s Revenge by Geraldine Clarkson

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is a poem entitled ‘St Rose of Lima’s Revenge’ by Geraldine Clarkson. This poem was commended in the 2015 National Poetry Competition.

Geraldine Clarkson is the winner of the Anne Born Prize 2015. In 2015 she also won the Poetry London Competition, Magma Editors’ Prize and the 2015 Ver Prize. She was included in The Best British Poetry 2014 (Salt) and she was ‘Selected Poet’ in Magma 58. She has two poems in This Line is Not for Turning: An Anthology of Contemporary British Prose Poetry (Cinnamon Press). She was a Writers’ Centre Norwich Escalator winner in 2011 and she was shortlisted in the Arvon International Poetry Competition in 2010. A selection of her poems were included in Primers (Nine Arches Press, in conjunction with the Poetry School) in April 2016, and her first pamphlet is forthcoming in the Laureate’s Choice series (Smith/Doorstop).

Source: Poems.ThePoetrySociety

I have matched @cokejube‘s – Corinna from Germany, image with this poem. You can follow her on Instagram here.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Having a Coke with You’ by Frank O’Hara

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As it is Valentine’s weekend we thought it would be prudent to bring you this romantically beautiful poem. In his book, The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets, David Lehman correctly comments about O’Hara’s poetry: “The surface of O’Hara’s poems is so dazzling, with taste so fine and sensibility so rare and appealing, that it comes as a surprise to investigate and realize that there are depths of meaning in his offhanded poems that seem as disarmingly immediate and perishable as telephone calls. The prejudice against humor and lightheartedness in poetry has caused some readers to overlook not only the lyric pathos informing O’Hara’s work but also the incisive way his work captures a world, a time, and a place.”

“Having a Coke with You,” was first published in a small press magazine called Love. O’Hara wrote the poem four days after returning to New York City from a business trip in Spain on April 21, 1960. “Having a Coke with You” is one of many love poems that O’Hara composed during his love affair with Vincent Warren, a dancer with whom O’Hara was madly in love. “Having a Coke with You” expresses O’Hara’s idea that poems can be as direct and personal as telephone conversations. It describes the affection O’Hara felt for Warren. By listing the details of his love for Warren, then comparing them to his own activities in Spain, and great works of Western art, O’Hara compares art to the real experience of a lover’s company and beauty. O’Hara was an associate curator for the Museum of Modern Art in New York and while in Spain, organised a show called “New Spanish Painting and Sculpture.” References to paintings and sculpture, such as Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase and Marino Marini’s Horse and Rider, suggests that the artists were not necessarily in love with their subjects. Throughout the poem O’Hara juxtaposes life and art. Life, in O’Hara’s interpretation is always the better of the two; it is dynamic and unmediated.

The poem is short, written in long, largely unpunctuated lines, giving it a breathless quality. His use of repetition, detail, and imagery give the poem a cartoonish and hallucinatory sensation.

To make this weeks Saturday Poetry even more special we have included an incredibly rare reading of this poem by Frank O’Hara himself. This reading was filmed in 1966, just before his accidental death in the same year.

Source: The Poetic Quotidian

I hope you enjoy this poem, I have matched @BreadGeekJeffrey Simpson’s image ‘Sculpted Love with this poem. You can follow him on Instagram here.

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HAVING A COKE WITH YOU

is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne

or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona

partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian

partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yoghurt

partly because of the fluorescent orange tulips around the birches

partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary

it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still

as solemn as unpleasantly definitive as statuary when right in front of it

in the warm New York 4 o’clock light we are drifting back and forth

between each other like a tree breathing through its spectacles

 

and the portrait show seems to have no faces in it at all, just paint

you suddenly wonder why in the world anyone ever did them

 

I look

at you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits in the world

except possibly for the Polish Rider occasionally and anyway it’s in the Frick

which thank heavens you haven’t gone to yet so we can go together the first time

and the fact that you move so beautifully more or less takes care of Futurism

just as at home I never think of the Nude Descending a Staircase or

at a rehearsal a single drawing of Leonardo or Michelangelo that used to wow me

and what good does all the research of the Impressionists do them

when they never got the right person to stand near the tree when the sun sank

or for that matter Marino Marini when he didn’t pick the rider as carefully

as the horse

 

it seems they were all cheated of some marvellous experience

which is not going to go wasted on me which is why I am telling you about it

—Frank O’Hara

 

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Mobile Photography/Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘A Childhood’ by Robin Robertson

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is a poem entitled ‘A Childhood’ by Robin Robertson.  I hope you enjoy this poem, I have matched centerforbalancecliff with this image.

Source: The New Yorker

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