Monthly Archives: March 2012

Meghan Palko on “A Poet’s Guide to A Perfect Evening Out”

“I wrote “A Poet’s Guide to a Perfect Evening Out” hoping it would be understandable and at least somewhat easy to relate to. Although it is essentially the speaker’s (somewhat sarcastic) response to a string of unlucky dates or relationships, it functions more as a statement about turning negative experiences into artistic fodder. The speaker has this unsuccessful date, but the evening ultimately ends on a positive note because it serves as inspiration for her art. I think that’s why writing is so important: it can communicate someone’s misfortune in such a way that it becomes beautiful or meaningful for someone else.”

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Submissions are now open

I’ve been a little behind keeping the blog updated, and I apologize. We have reopened for submissions, so don’t delay. In the next couple of days, we’ll be adding more from the contributors of Vol. 1, No. 1 right here.

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Jim Fuess on the cover art of Volume 1, Number 1

“I work with liquid acrylic paint on canvas.  Most of my paintings are abstract, but there are recognizable forms and faces in a number of the abstract paintings.  I am striving for grace and fluidity, movement and balance.  I like color and believe that beauty can be an artistic goal. There is whimsy, fear, energy, movement, fun and dread in my abstract paintings.  A lot of my abstract paintings are anthropomorphic. The shapes seem familiar. The faces are real. The gestures and movements are recognizable. More of my abstract paintings, both in color and black and white, may be seen at www.jimfuessart.com

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