Mary Oliver – morning poetry writing

Listen to this wonderfully calm and thoughtful interview with the Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Mary Oliver (NPR recording 2013).

In under 7 minutes, she conveys the fresh tang of her words, by reading her poem “I happen to be standing”, written during her usual early morning attentiveness to nature and poetry writing time of choice.  Then goes on to give some thoughts on the practice of writing poetry and her concern with the natural world:

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Angie Lewin, exhibition

Scottish nature drawings – Angie Lewin

There will be a new Angie Lewin exhibition: Wednesday 2nd May – 2nd June 2018 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh “Spey Path and Strandline”.   Circles, feathers and feather-like leaves abound in this collection of watercolours.  Also known for her strong graphic images as a printer, Angie recently exhibited at City Art Centre, in a group show with a few friends, “A Fine Line”. Previously written … Continue reading Scottish nature drawings – Angie Lewin

Loyalty and Kindness – Drawn IN (Carole Bury)

  http://cheltenhamgroupartists.org/gallery_657235.html#photos_id=13772077   Both a beautiful statement and illustration, by artist Carole Bury.  You can see more of her work on her website http://www.carolebury.com.  She works through fine art, paper, textiles, drawings, often with the subject of birds and flight and associated emotions of joy and release. “As my pencils and charcoal dance and skitter over the paper I sense I am releasing the secrets … Continue reading Loyalty and Kindness – Drawn IN (Carole Bury)

30 mins hanging out with Native American poet

Came across this small, independent film recently, of Jim Northrup.  In the film, he takes us the viewer through his experience of living from nature, the seasons, and we sit in the audience as he story tells through poems.  Engaging, intriguing, entertaining – and enlivened by questions and answers. http://www.folkstreams.net/film,239 “Jim Northrup with reservations”  Film by Mike Hazard (also known as “Media Mike”, shot over 6 … Continue reading 30 mins hanging out with Native American poet