Winter, 2019 Poetry, Book Reviews. Articles and Cinema

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Poetry       Language by Camille T. Dungy Silence is one part of speech, the war cry of wind down a mountain pass another. A stranger’s voice echoing through lonely valleys, a lover’s voice rising so close it’s your own tongue: these are keys to cipher, the way the high hawk’s key unlocks the throat of the …

Winter, 2019 Ascension, Resurrections, Shifts & Transformations

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Note: I haven’t written a creative essay in many years, but I was inspired to write this from a conversation that I had with a companion. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed returning to one of my favorite essay styles. ~Akilah   The Book of Our Lives An artist …

Stewards of Earth & Home Winter ed. 2019

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Nature and Madness, by Paul Sheppard. 1982 University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, 1982 Excerpt from the back cover: “Paul Sheppard (1925-1996) is widely regarded as an elder of the environmental movement, whose radical and visionary ideas shaped much of our current thinking about human nature.” I began my reading experience of Nature and Madness …

The Call to Create Winter Edition, 2019

“Oh Say Why Can’t You See” by Akilah t’Zuberi for the “Divided Nation” exhibition at the Mount Airy Art Garage, Philadelphia, PA. September 22, 2018-October 19, 2018
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I subscribe to the online ArtBlog. As a practicing artist, I found the article on how dreams can help with art practice very informative. And because I try but fail miserably on staying on top of what’s going on in the outsider and insider art world, I was pleased to read the article on 5 …

Logic

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Winter Ed. 2019    The Call, Rap and RealTalk about the belief in working and earning a living  I received a comment on an article that appeared on my blog when it was “Transforming the American Workplace.” The reader criticized the article for its lack of logic and coherence. The comments noted that I failed to …