Posted by admin on August 9, 2016
Alex Carlon, age 12, responds to a painting by Alex Ackerman
Posted by admin on August 8, 2016
Mituna Memory, age 13, responds to Michael Kienzle's "Houndstooth Angel Wings"
Posted by admin on April 4, 2016
This week Sapling talks with Jennifer Colville and Susan Goslee at PromptPress.
Sapling: What should people know who may not be familiar with PromptPress?
Jennifer Colville: At PromptPress we’re fascinated by the cross pollination of visual art and writing. Once a year we showcase the work of an up-and-coming, or established visual artist, and offer this work as a prompt, trigger, or opening to writers. Writers may respond in multiple ways to the work; they may use it as a new point of entry…
Posted by admin on March 17, 2016
“The Good Samaritan Speaks,” by Melanie Rae Thon conjures the Sonoran dessert, my childhood home. And then bursts it apart, renders, anatomizes and sends its pieces out across the universe. The poem reminded me of how once this desert was my universe, how layers of rock could be the desert’s bones, how seeds could explode into webs of meaning. The poem weaves an incantatory spell and evokes a time of the senses, before words such as good and bad could circumscribe and shut down wonder and obs…