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.

March 2019

Poetry: Rachel Custer’s “Hellebore”

By | 2019-03-14T11:40:47+00:00 March 11th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Rachel Custer Hellebore   "Spring Series: Painting #1" (detail) by Alejandro Rosemberg   After an altar call, the children run as if pursued, their little bellies full of god. Hellfire in their throats [...]

Poetry: Barbara Kreader Skalinder’s “During This Temporary Recovery”

By | 2019-03-07T16:13:24+00:00 March 7th, 2019|LITERARY ARTS, Narrative, Poetry|

Barbara Kreader Skalinder During This Temporary Recovery                         after Eavan Boland "Backyard Familiar" by Mason Bondi Later, when your remission begins to fade I will say that I did not take the time [...]

February 2019

March Previews: Featured Artist Deborah Norton, a pairing with Poet Beth Gordon’s “I Paint Your Portrait But, on the Canvas, a Library”

By | 2019-03-18T13:55:35+00:00 February 26th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Beth Gordon I Paint Your Portrait But, on the Canvas, a Library for C.T. "Thoughtful" by Deborah Norton, O:JA&L's featured artist for March 2019 I ask you for one word, the name of [...]

Poetry: Jason Dean Arnold’s “Viewing a ‘Live’ Photo of You on My iPhone at Work”

By | 2019-02-21T12:07:15+00:00 February 21st, 2019|LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Poetry|

Jason Dean Arnold Viewing a “Live” Photo of You on My iPhone at Work For Linda Hayes Rossano (1945-2018) "Twilight of Stillness" by Jacob Berghoef Reanimated, you briefly become my memory Of your [...]

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