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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry – July by Henrietta Cordelia Ray with Knut Roeling

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘July’ by Henrietta Cordelia Ray.  She was born in New York City in 1849. She authored two collections of poetry, Sonnets (Press of J. J. Little & Co., 1893), and Poems (The Grafton  Press, 1910). In 1876, Ray’s poem “Lincoln” was read at the unveiling of the Emancipation Memorial […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry ‘Heaven’ by Tatiana Vinogradova

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Heaven’ by Tatiana Vinogradova and she was recommended to me by talented mobile artist Katya Rosenzweig. This week is different for this reason and also for another, Tatiana Vinogradova has also created her own artwork to accompany the poem! This poem was translated into English by talented […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry ‘Instructions on Not Giving Up’ by Ada Limón

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Instructions on Not Giving Up’ by Ada Limón. Born March 28, 1976, Ada Limón is originally from Sonoma, California. As a child, she was greatly influenced by the visual arts and artists, including her mother, Stacia Brady. In 2001 she received an MFA from the Creative […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry ‘The Dew and the Bird’ by Alexander Posey

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘The Dew and the Bird’ by Alexander Posey. He was born on August 3, 1873, was a Muskogee Creek poet, journalist, and humorist known for his poems and Fus Fixico letters, a series of satirical letters written from his fictional persona, Fus Fixico, that commented […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘The Moon Rose over the Bay. I had a Lot of Feelings’ by Donika Kelly

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled  ‘The Moon Rose over the Bay. I had a Lot of Feelings’ by Donika Kelly. She goes on to explain more about this poem “Often, I am thinking of how I can ground love—feeling it, being in it—and being present in my body and in […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Roses’ by Ellen Bass with @dreamsandfields

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled  ‘Roses’ by Ellen Bass. Ellen Bass was born in Philadelphia in 1947 and grew up in New Jersey. She received a BA from Goucher College and an MA in creative writing from Boston University, where she studied with Anne Sexton. She later said that Anne […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye. It is a poem that I often return too, especially when I have inadvertently brushed up against the harshness of this world. It is beautiful poetry and one of my favourites, it reminds us of what we already know. It […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘What is Water?’ by Danielle Legros Georges

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘What is Water?’ by Danielle Legros Georges. Georges is the author of The Dear Remote Nearness of You (Barrow Street Press, 2016) and was chosen as Boston’s second poet laureate in 2014. Georges was born in Haiti and raised in the United States. She received a BA […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye with Susan Latty

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye. Naomi Shihab Nye was born on March 12, 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri, to a Palestinian father and an American mother. During her high school years, she lived in Ramallah in Palestine, the Old City in Jerusalem, and San Antonio, Texas, […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Saturday Poetry ‘Social Distancing’ with Juan Felipe Herrera and @thefringeproject

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Social Distancing’ by Juan Felipe Herrera. He was born in Fowler, California, on December 27, 1948. The son of migrant farmers, Herrera moved often, living in trailers or tents along the roads of the San Joaquin Valley in Southern California. As a child, he attended school […]