Ecological artist and sculptor Ana Flores connects communites to the land around them through a series of installations that combine poetry, visual art, and nature observation.
Visual artist Jonathan Allen and poet Anselm Berrigan team up to create LOADING, an exhibit in New York City that will be published in book form this fall by Brooklyn Arts Press.
Poet Crystal Hoffman sets out on a pilgrimage across the country to write a collection of poetry and essays based on the narratives of people she meets along the way. And she’s doing it all on foot.
by Nate Pritts
The Literary Life
<p>Emphasizing the distinction between sentiment and sentimentality, a poet makes his case for writing with genuine emotion.</p>
by Ada Calhoun
<p>A nonfiction writer and journalist offers advice for those struggling to return to daily life after attending a writers residency.</p>
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by Elizabeth Kostova
<p>Channeling some of our earliest memories, and specifically the physical objects that often exist at the center of such recollections, can prove to be a productive writing exercise—and might just open the floodgates to inspiration. </p>
by Celia Johnson
<p>A number of writers—including Dickens, Thoreau, Woolf, and Wordsworth, to name a few—have turned to walking for inspiration. This essay explores the myriad benefits that ambulatory excercise can have on the creative life. </p>
by Harryette Mullen
<p>Poet Harryette Mullen explains how daily walks inspired her most recent collection, <em>Urban Tumbleweed: Notes From a Tanka Diary</em> (Graywolf Press, 2013), and shares a selection of poems from the book. </p>
by M. Allen Cunningham
<p>While writers often express the need for fewer restrictions in their writing lives, one author argues that implementing limitations may actually lead to surprising—and productive—results.</p>