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Scott Owens, “Why Every Road Leads to Nostalgia,” after Clayton Joe Young

This is not the first time I have collaborated with Clayton Joe Young, Catawba Valley Community College’s wonderful photographer. Years ago I wrote a poem for the annual fundraiser “Aroma of Art” after his photo of an abandoned car. The … Continue reading

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Two Poems on Allison Rae Nichols’ “It’s Complicated”

Here are the first two poems from our December 2013 Art of Poetry reading. Both of these are based on Allison Rae Nichols’ painting “It’s Complicated” (see photo between the poems. The first poem is by regular series contributor, Doug … Continue reading

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Photo of December Reading from Robert Oren Eades

Robert took this photo from the balcony as I read in front of a painting by Clay James. Closest to me you can see the student-poets from Montessori at Sandy Ford, (bottom to top) Margaret Erikson, Michael Dennis, Connor Bost, … Continue reading

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Ann Chandonnet’s “Subdivision” after Larry Heath

The fall 2013 sequence of poems began with several poems based on a single metal sculpture by Larry Heath. It seems somehow poetic that we wrap up this sequence, then, with a single poem based on several of Larry Heath’s … Continue reading

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Art of Poetry Reading This Saturday

Don’t forget the reading at the Hickory Museum of Art this Saturday (12/14) from 2 to 3:30. 17 poets (including 5 youngsters and one of the artists) reading 23 poems. Come early, and you can get an early jump on … Continue reading

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Nancy Posey’s “Abandoned” and Brenda Smith’s “Last Road Trip” after Mitzi Gelman’s “The Last Road Trip”

From the September 2013 Art of Poetry Reading. One photo, two poets, two poems. Nancy Posey ABANDONED after Mitzi Gelman’s The Last Road Trip After he relinquished his keys, abandoned his practice of driving by memory, not sight, the Ford … Continue reading

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Selections for December 14 Reading

Selections for the December 14 Art of Poetry at the Hickory Museum of Art reading have been made and are listed below. This should be a very interesting event as the reading will include notable area poets such as Bud … Continue reading

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