I’ve long suspected I lean on em dashes too heavily in my poems. I blame Emily Dickinson. OK, that’s very weak. I blame myself and my love of Emily Dickinson’s em dashed line endings, for in Emily’s hands the em dash is sublimely enigmatic.
On the down side, the cost was a factor, but in the end, I decided the best solution was to offset print an A2 poster on soft grey uncoated stock and chop it up using a scalpel and metal ruler.
The poem Paradise Diptych (download here) from my first poetry collection DREAM HOUSES was inspired by this mural by New Zealand artist Colin McCahon. Painted directly on the interior wall of the artist’s kitchen, circa 1952, it was acquired directly from McCahon’s French Bay home (now the McCahon House museum) by my father in the […]
Speaking of boxes… look what just popped out of its 📦 The first of 2 posters I designed for the luscious Lisa Stick Septett | See them at Birdland 🐧 and all over jazzy Hamburg joints this summer 🌞 Thanks to the fabulous Audrey Bashore for the 📷 and to Lisa for being such a […]
For the good folks at The Local, I can’t thank you enough that you’ve featured my blog of letters, from Hamburg, called (appropriately enough) ‘Letters from Hamburg‘, twice in the last little while in the Ex-Pat Dispatches column…