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RT @rogre: "your art, whatever it may be…[is] the gift you have made to the world in acknowledgment of the gift…[of] life itself" http:/ …

RT @rogre: "your art, whatever it may be…[is] the gift you have made to the world in acknowledgment of the gift…[of] life itself" http:/ ...
Jan 20

Tougher than Tonka / why I even electrify the sky, as if I was Blanka – Pharoahe Monche

Tougher than Tonka / why I even electrify the sky, as if I was Blanka - Pharoahe Monche
Jan 19

Currently surveying debates I’ve started between poets about the relative values of different models for generating group poems #lovemywork

Currently surveying debates I've started between poets about the relative values of different models for generating group poems #lovemywork
Jan 19

Photo: 浮。 (by 子天 管) http://t.co/jx7Sdijo

Photo: 浮。 (by 子天 管) http://t.co/jx7Sdijo
Jan 19

"I have been a Buddhist long before I started writing poems and I think as far as perception is…" http://t.co/BUm7Pniy

"I have been a Buddhist long before I started writing poems and I think as far as perception is..." http://t.co/BUm7Pniy
Jan 19

"I have been a Buddhist long before I started writing poems and I think as far as perception is…"

“I have been a Buddhist long before I started writing poems and I think as far as perception is concerned, Buddhism has had a major impact. My meditation practice made observing objects “as they are” a lot easier and this has helped in the avoiding the younger writer’s tendency towards canned or cliched phrases like “rolling hills”, “deep blue eyes”, or “shattered heart”, for example. Practicing Zen made it natural for me to question whether those hills are really “rolling”, or that perhaps those blue eyes are not very deep at all, maybe they’re hollow or crystalline, perhaps they resemble a mine shaft studded with jewels, a sea of lilacs? What I am saying is that there’s a danger in falling into these easy and common descriptions and by stripping the object of its very name, we can begin to see it in a more clear and unique way. When we remove an object or idea from the relative nature of language, we can see how stunning it really is all by itself, naked and fully present; we can see, at last, that an elephant is big only when it’s next to something small.”

- Ocean Vuong | Ocean Vuong: The TNB Self-Interview | The Nervous Breakdown
Jan 19

Southampton today – the Shake the Dust roadshow marches on. More poets, more shadows, more teachers, more poems…

Southampton today - the Shake the Dust roadshow marches on. More poets, more shadows, more teachers, more poems...
Jan 19

RT @BeaUdeh: @ShakeTheDust @MouthyPoets @SkyMirror @applesandsnakes @WritingEM Poets mentored.Shadows dusted.Boo! http://t.co/Ysgq5416

RT @BeaUdeh: @ShakeTheDust @MouthyPoets @SkyMirror @applesandsnakes @WritingEM Poets mentored.Shadows dusted.Boo! http://t.co/Ysgq5416
Jan 19

Need suggestions for things I can eat "on the road". Station food is getting me down.

Need suggestions for things I can eat "on the road". Station food is getting me down.
Jan 19

Some people think about doing it. Some people just do. (Thought on seeing a Kate Tempest / Polar Bear animated video/track.)

Some people think about doing it. Some people just do. (Thought on seeing a Kate Tempest / Polar Bear animated video/track.)
Jan 18

Photo: ••• Savile Row #5 (by Society Works) http://t.co/HFN8aiPE

Photo: ••• Savile Row #5 (by Society Works) http://t.co/HFN8aiPE
Jan 18

"Essentially I believe that everybody’s life involves this sort of dualism. Rationality and poetry are…" http://t.co/WpbclMBG

"Essentially I believe that everybody’s life involves this sort of dualism. Rationality and poetry are..." http://t.co/WpbclMBG
Jan 18

"Essentially I believe that everybody’s life involves this sort of dualism. Rationality and poetry…"

“Essentially I believe that everybody’s life involves this sort of dualism. Rationality and poetry are just as much part of our daily lives as liquid crystal watches and sunsets.”

- Andrea Galvani
Jan 18

Spent time yesterday with young and upcoming poet Belinda Zhawi. Looking forward to good things from her, too.

Spent time yesterday with young and upcoming poet Belinda Zhawi. Looking forward to good things from her, too.
Jan 18

Happy Wednesday! On the train to Nottingham to work with poets for Shake the Dust. Looking forward to good things.

Happy Wednesday! On the train to Nottingham to work with poets for Shake the Dust. Looking forward to good things.
Jan 18

RT @audanika: If you need anything from reddit, imgur or even Wikipedia, get it while they’re still online. They’ll be blacked out tomor …

RT @audanika: If you need anything from reddit, imgur or even Wikipedia, get it while they're still online. They'll be blacked out tomor ...
Jan 17

And "leadership" is still a keyword for 2012. Step Change offers professional development for leaders in the arts… http://t.co/D0vuzPxH

And "leadership" is still a keyword for 2012. Step Change offers professional development for leaders in the arts... http://t.co/D0vuzPxH
Jan 17

Photo: http://t.co/qviyg55t

Photo: http://t.co/qviyg55t
Jan 17

Photoset: dunnefrankowski: Since the start of the year, I’ve been really taken by the idea of having… http://t.co/w4KlQW0d

Photoset: dunnefrankowski: Since the start of the year, I’ve been really taken by the idea of having... http://t.co/w4KlQW0d
Jan 17

dunnefrankowski: Since the start of the year, I’ve been…





dunnefrankowski:

Since the start of the year, I’ve been really taken by the idea of having something green on my worktable. It goes without saying that I spend a lot of time there, but when you’re focused on the screen (as my work calls me to be) it’s easy to lose touch with the space itself, to allow it to fall from view. Nothing wrong with that, as such— it’s a function of focus. But it’d be good to see some mark of time passing other than the accumulation of dust I counter with the occasional wipe down of surfaces. Something like the lighting system above: serves concrete purpose (lighting), but also marks the passing of time. To be able to say In the time I’ve been here, something has grown, something has come into being— could serve as a powerful reminder of actuality, the passage of time, and presence. A complement or even antithesis to the memento mori skull on the desk of old; rather than a reminder of inevitable death, a reminder that you have lived. I’m also currently looking into window farms and table gardens. I’d love to track a lighting/hydroponic system like this down…
Jan 17