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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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.

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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 / 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.

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