Acts of Bravery by Lois Bradley
Feb26

Acts of Bravery by Lois Bradley

  “Acts of Bravery, Day 1 & 3” by Lois Bradley     It would be easier to allow the current to take me swirling, bobbing about in half-lidded repose. But that is not where my artwork happens. Artwork that means something is not created in a languorous vaccum, but when my mind is tense. Alert. Engaged. Open.   ____________________   Lois Bradley Artist Statement: Lois is a visual artist working...

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Orlando is the Story of a Writer by Maxine Hong Kingston
Feb26

Orlando is the Story of a Writer by Maxine Hong Kingston

  “ORLANDO IS THE STORY OF A WRITER” BY MAXINE HONG KINGSTON   Tuesday, August 11, 2019 (audio file 150811a – 25 m 51s) Transcribed by Tobi Harper   Introduction, Kate Gale, Ph.D.: Now that we’re all fully awake, it is my privilege to introduce Maxine Hong Kingston. The work of a great work is that – after you’ve experienced it – you cannot imagine your life without it. Think about your life without...

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A Message of Courage, Love and Hope
Jan28

A Message of Courage, Love and Hope

In an AROHO demitasse . . . we spoke about the reality of our bodies making the art that we make. What sheds off. What’s observed through the window-pane. What’s left. What’s still arriving. What the frequency is. Through these words, typed as dusk falls in East England, the sky an indigo tilt, I send you a message of courage, love and hope. For your practice. For your work. For who you are becoming: alongside the...

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So by Martha Andrews Donovan
Jan28

So by Martha Andrews Donovan

  “So” by Martha Andrews Donovan After Shauna Osborn’s Carved Skin                           And I have so many words— —Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior   I.   Here, in the high desert, I am finding my way back to language. I will carry these words on my back. So. I.     II. Dear Shauna, I keep circling — how to enter? I have decided to write this as a letter to you. Unformed. Still forming....

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Letter For Those Who Were Unable to Attend by Bhanu Kapil

  January 11th, 2022   Dear writer-artist-maker-weaver-sculptor:   Hi. This is Bhanu. I tried to make a small video message for you, as an after-gift or invitation, feeling that (yes) sometimes it’s not possible to attend. To arrive. To travel or be there. Something stops the day, or else: work, family duties, the time zone itself. This is the body.   I tried to make a video, but it turns out that I...

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