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Art Talk with Kim Roberts

January 31, 2012 by Paulette Beete Kim Roberts. Photo by Dan Vera. “I think place exerts a powerful influence over what we write, how we write it, and how we see ourselves.” — Kim Roberts Poet, editor, historian—Washington, DC writer Kim Roberts wears many hats with aplomb. Roberts’ reputation is international: her work has appeared […]

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Art Talk with Chinese poet Zhou Zan

October 12, 2011 Zhou Zan. Photo by Katie Schulze “though shaped like banners, the women/never indulge in dancing in the wind — from “Wings” by Zhou Zan Zhou Zan, a native of China’s Jiangsu Province, is a poet, translator, and scholar. She edits the journal Wings, which is devoted to women’s poetry, and has also […]

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Art Talk with Kimiko Hahn

September 22, 2011 by Paulette Beete Kimiko Hahn. Photo by Nancy Bareis   “This is a very practical side to the arts: opening up space for creativity—be it in painting or biology!—and nurturing it.” — Kimiko Hahn Kimiko Hahn is the author of several collections of poetry, including Toxic Flora: Poems, released by W.W. Norton […]

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Art Talk with Linda Pastan

September 14, 2011 by Paulette Beete Linda Pastan. Photo by Oliver Pastan In her poem “Traveling Light” award-winning poet Linda Pastan writes, “our lives have minds/of their own.” And it is these minds that Pastan illuminates in her deceptively quiet poems in which we are revealed by what we take notice of, by which objects […]

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Art Talk with poet Brian Turner

July 11, 2011 Washington, DC Brian Turner. Photo by Kim Buchheit, courtesy of Blue Flower Arts. “If a body is what you want,/then here is bone and gristle and flesh.” —from “Here, Bullet” by Brian Turner Having served in the U.S. military for seven years, in his work poet Brian Turner bears witness to the […]

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From the Page to the Screen: The Poetry Projection Project

May 16, 2011 San Francisco, California This year San Francisco’s WritersCorps (a project of the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Public Library) celebrated National Poetry Month by taking poetry off the page and projecting it onto the screen. The Poetry Projection Project invited professional and emerging filmmakers and video artists to create […]

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