Greetings from Cusco, Peru! Stories are percolating for future blogs here on Dey of the Phoenix. I look forward to sharing in short order and more often.
Autumn reminds me: it’s two years since I began exploring the theme “emergence”! In hindsight, I trace these origins to a meadow of bees in Kalamazoo.
Many poems came to be written while I was in Peru, and continue to come my way since I arrived Stateside. A selection of the Peru poems are becoming part of my traveling exhibition “Movimiento… De la Cabeza a los … Continue reading
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Folks of Greater Lansing — and those who travel — “¡Vámonos! / Let’s Go!” is coming this Saturday, December 6, at AA Creative Corridor (1133 S. Washington Ave.)! It’s a special program with great talent from the local community and various parts of … Continue reading
Coming soon in Lansing! A one-of-a-kind event with talented people and a variety of arts. Here’s the Facebook event listing. ¡Vámonos! / Let’s Go! is my send-off for a two-month residency at Sachaqa Centro De Arte in Peru, an eco-art … Continue reading
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I’m glad to share a peak at the Fall 2014 Types and Shadows, Journal for the Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts! My artist book Puzzling the Moon is featured, and pictured on the front is one of the work’s … Continue reading
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Note: This post includes some experiences as a survivor of sexual violence, in case a reader may wish to know this in advance. The Chicago weekend-scape was a choice to breathe lightly after an August whirlwind. I felt unsettled by … Continue reading
Whenever poetry appears, a gift has arrived, a surprise that unfolds itself with due space and time. When unwrapped, the gift is gratitude, for these words find a way to dance despite every stumble. ~ MDH, October 27, 2013, … Continue reading
For northern readers, happy fall! Autumn equinox has passed, and we officially are into the cooling season. Still, my raspberry bushes bear fruit and butternut squash take in frost-free evenings. Plus, last week’s Harvest Full Moon brightened the night skies! It … Continue reading
As part of the workshops at Crow’s Nest Center USA, we are gifted with stories from the fire guardian Bob. The most recent sharing planted a question, along with the teaching by workshop leader C. Michael Smith: What are you … Continue reading