Poetry

“Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech,” says Henry David Thoreau. Open: Journal of Arts & Letters agrees that this is a simple and natural assumption.

June 2019

Featured Artist Azam Atakhanov: A pairing with poet Emily Ransdell’s “Fire Season”

By | 2019-06-16T12:49:34+00:00 June 16th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Emily Ransdell Fire Season "The Fire!" by Azam Atakhanov Days made entirely of wind, weeks of ripening wheat flattened by the sun’s ticking clock. Everyone’s worried about fire and no one goes out [...]

Featured Artist Azam Atakhanov: A pairing with poet Emily Ransdell’s “Night Sky”

By | 2019-06-15T12:12:27+00:00 June 15th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Emily Ransdell Night Sky "Adam waking up in Sri Lanka after being banished from Paradise" by Azam Atakhanov It goes on forever, beyond error and indignity, accusation and bruise. No matter how many [...]

May 2019

Featured Writer Interview: Contributing Editor Vera Falenko talks with American poet Kate Hanson Foster

By | 2019-06-01T01:01:14+00:00 May 31st, 2019|Academic, FEATURED, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, INTERVIEWS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Nonfiction, Poetry, Writers|

Vera Falenko, Contributing Editor Interview with Featured Writer Kate Hanson Foster Kate Hanson Foster's first book of poems, Mid Drift, was published by Loom Press and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Center for the Book [...]

Featured Writer: Poet Kate Hanson Foster’s “Reincarnate”

By | 2019-05-30T11:03:42+00:00 May 30th, 2019|FEATURED, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Poetry|

Kate Hanson Foster Reincarnate "Hooded Crows" by Bruno Liljefors  I open the backdoor and baptize myself in a clean rush of garden air. The crows announce themselves— a sub-song of quick, downward cuts [...]

Featured Writer: Poet Kate Hanson Foster’s “Now I Lay Them Down to Sleep”

By | 2019-05-28T10:30:46+00:00 May 28th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Poetry|

Kate Hanson Foster Now I Lay Them Down to Sleep "Boy with a Crow" by Akseli Gallen-Kallela The children are not baptized. Their souls coil into the bed sheets, unclean, untouched by invocations. [...]

Performance Art: Editorial Intern/Contributing Editor Nureni Ibrahim talks with musician/artiste Cyprian Shurs

By | 2019-05-26T20:15:45+00:00 May 26th, 2019|INTERVIEWS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Music, Musicians, Narrative, Performance Artists, PERFORMANCE ARTS, Performance/Slam Poetry, Poetry|

Editorial Intern/Contributing Editor Nureni Ibrahim Arts and Letters of Africa (Nigeria focus) Musician Artiste Interview: Cyprian Shurs Cyprian Shurs is an afro-hip artiste who delivers exciting and culturally relevant live performances through what critics are [...]

Featured Writer: Poet Kate Hanson Foster’s Craft Essay “Crow Funerals and the Loss of Meaning”

By | 2019-05-26T12:14:58+00:00 May 26th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Poetry|

Kate Hanson Foster Crow Funerals and the Loss of Meaning "Rooks have Returned" by Alexei Kondratievich Savrasov “Do crows mourn their dead?” a poster of an online video asked. The video was called [...]

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