ohwelloneirataxia:

"HOW TO GET TO WHERE WE’RE GOING " by Sarah Vandervennet via Electric Cereal

ohwelloneirataxia:

"HOW TO GET TO WHERE WE’RE GOING " by Sarah Vandervennet via Electric Cereal

11 Feb 2014 / Reblogged from ohwelloneirataxia with 4 notes

"Many a hero in his time
And every poet has acquired
A lost woman to haunt the home,
To be compensated and desired,
Who will not alter, who will not grow,
A corpse they need never get to know."

An excerpt borrowed from Patricia Beer’s poem “The Lost Woman” (via brangwen-iii)

Science fiction's invisible women

"

He had not looked,
pitiful man whom none

pity, whom all
must pity if they look

into their own face (given
only by glass, steel, water
barely known) all
who look up

to see-how many
faces? How many

seen in a lifetime? (Not those that flash by, but those

into which the gaze wanders
and is lost

and returns to tell
Here is a mystery,

a person, an
other, an I?

"

Denise Levertov “When We Look Up” (via womenofthebeatgeneration)

"

Because good could always be seen / Glimmering like lame glimmers / In the window of a shop / Called Beautiful

You were. You are / The brightest thing in the shop window / And the most beautiful seldom I ever saw.

— Mary Jo Bang

"

(via abravelove)

27 Aug 2013 / Reblogged from abravelove with 4 notes

Liberate Poetry! Robert Pinsky's Manifesto for Readers

Julia Cocuzza: Artist
 
Julia has an upcoming solo exhibition at Greenpoint Gallery, Friday November 15th (additional shows to be announced on http://juliacocuzza.com/art/news.html) Go check her work out in person! Face to face! Womano y Womano!


She was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania.  After earning her B.F.A. from Syracuse University’s College of Visual & Performing Arts in 2003, she moved to New York City and soon after to Brooklyn, where she still works and resides. In 2008, she received an honorarium from Alvernia University and was granted a month-long artist residency by the Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria, Illinois.  In 2011 she completed her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. In addition to painting, she is the co-founder and creative director of Griot Apparel, adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College, apprentice for City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and a freelance illustrator and designer.

Julia Cocuzza: Artist

 

Julia has an upcoming solo exhibition at Greenpoint Gallery, Friday November 15th (additional shows to be announced on http://juliacocuzza.com/art/news.html) Go check her work out in person! Face to face! Womano y Womano!
She was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania.  After earning her B.F.A. from Syracuse University’s College of Visual & Performing Arts in 2003, she moved to New York City and soon after to Brooklyn, where she still works and resides. In 2008, she received an honorarium from Alvernia University and was granted a month-long artist residency by the Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria, Illinois.  In 2011 she completed her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. In addition to painting, she is the co-founder and creative director of Griot Apparel, adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College, apprentice for City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and a freelance illustrator and designer.

Kate Conte: Poet

Pray Baby

 

Novena, babita

know he is left handed because his gun

is on the other hip

2 Saint Giglio cops teeth

last fat cigars

water game Girl smokes American Spirit

hawked from an Okinawa fence

& when she’s home,

Novena, babita

it’s to 5 rooms & 20 strangers


the baby cries


Novena, babita

it’s rain-every-afternoon-summer

read dailies off sitter’s shoulder

bitter deli coffee, dogs

howl by crossroads

by bought drinks, for brushed skin

in drives home & diner parking lots

under neon


water game girl is done

with her American Spirit

say a novena, babita

on Mount Saint Carmel’s steps

drugs sell better

to a ripped collar—

“Place your bets, just a dollar!”

crowd.

 

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Home grown from Bensonhurst, Kate Conte has dabbled in mischief & words for over a decade. She was Senior Editor for the Brooklyn College literary magazine The Junction for four years, plays electric guitar, paints & currently kickboxes the crap out of body bags three days a week.

Check out Yasmin Islas. Eighteen year old Mexican artist born in Madrid, Spain. Animation student.Digital Artist. Capturess of moments.

See more by Yasmin and other talented ladies in You Should Be Here’s Issue 3

Check out Yasmin Islas. Eighteen year old Mexican artist born in Madrid, Spain. Animation student.Digital Artist. Capturess of moments.
See more by Yasmin and other talented ladies in You Should Be Here’s Issue 3

Caitlin Scott : Poet

Angelus

I.


Blake’s are of a by-gone era

flashing in the trees like

torn doilies and plastic bags

Our messengers will not be soft or spare

trumpet throated

or sound like feed sacks

falling on hay

rather their feathers

are a grim, ripe speech

over a fire escape and a clothesline


an absence, acutely like death

but without its approval  

a life running parallel but apart

confounding evensong


but then, even the birds have changed

the cardinal

will become a crow

a star of oil in the snow

bearing a slim banner


like street lights speaking to themselves

in a storm

they are pedestrian

flashing their signals for an empty street

crossing one divide

for another darkness

 

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Born and raised in the Atlantic Ocean, Caitlin Scott is  new to Brooklyn and the big city. She is a recent graduate of Yale Divinity School, a hospital chaplain and personal chef who sells wine in the meantime. Caitlin loves every iteration of the avocado and the cactus- fiddles, autoharps, Whitman, and civil war reenactments. She is interested in the restorative power of salt water, and the uneven cartwheels of grace.  She is currently on the hunt for a good cast iron skillet and a tattoo artist.

 

 

More of Caitlin’s work in the third issue! Come and get it!