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Online Only, posted 12.16.14
It’s still early morning as I make my way by taxi across Cape Town, traveling from our ship in the harbor to the Artscape Theatre Center on the Foreshore. It’s a sharp, blue-sky day in late March.
A songwriter responds to literature—such as stories by Jonathan Lethem and George Saunders—with music, carrying the creative conversation across art forms.
Innovations like the USB Typewriter, Hanx Writer, Hemingwrite, and Typing Writer are giving new life to the classic typewriter by updating it for the digital world.
A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.
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.
UK artist Jennifer Collier uses repurposed books and papers to sculpt an array of art objects inspired by the very materials used to create them—from stilettos made from the pages of Little Women to gloves fashioned from the illustrated text of Alice in Wonderland—each finished project a reflection of the written words from which it’s made.
by Deborah Reed
The Literary Life