Mid-Semester Update - Here comes the fun

It's Halloween! That means there's only one month before our Fall 2011 deadline!
Students, don't forget to submit or start editing submissions!

Our Grand Open Mic is also tentatively scheduled for November 30, 7-11pm.
If you'd like to sign up to perform or read, just email Jade in managing.
There will be A TON of free food so don't forget to bring friends!
An official announcement will be made soon.

Upcoming writing (general creative writing) & art workshops!
Wednesdays 1-3pm
Nov 9
Nov 23
Dec 7

"Curate NYC is a juried exhibition and online platform that exists to heighten exposure and opportunities for New York City visual artists."
They reproduce artist's work on museum quality 11"x6" postcards that are exhibited at galleries around NYC. All other entries are exhibited on their online gallery. For more information, visit CurateNYC.org
Deadline: Nov 8 (there is always next year!)

Upcoming Art & Writing Workshop Dates!

Don't be like him. Come to our workshops!
As you know, we had a writing/art workshop a couple weeks ago, which had a successful turnout.  We have a few more dates lined up for those of you who came (and wish to come) for the writing portion.  Each session will focus on specific techniques to get your words in tip-top shape!  Like last time, Senior Poetry Editor Reuben Santos will play host (he will be covering all creative writing). Senior Art Editor Connie Salvayon will simultaneously host the art portion. Come by to write or get feedback.

Connie believes that art is for the public. She encourages participatory arts and crafts creation, so don't be discouraged to join in on the arts section!

*All events will take place from 1-3pm

Assonance & Alliteration. 
Oct 26

Rhyme & Symbol.
Nov 9

Image & Word Order.
Nov 23

Dec 7

As for further Art workshop dates and times, we will let you know, so keep checking back for more info!

Featured Art - Jon Michael Anzalone

© 2011 Jon Michael Anzalone

Photographer Jon Michael Anzalone went out into Istanbul and shot 24 rolls of film over 24 consecutive hours. Khamra Obscura is the total collection of those photographs, presented in sequence. The work seeks to establish familiarity with a city in the Islamic cultural sphere in order to foster mutual understanding. 
To read more about this book, visit here.

To follow his work, check out Anzalone's website.
Photographic prints are sold on his Etsy.

Poem of the Week - "Coming Close" by Philip Levine

Coming Close
by Philip Levine

Take this quiet woman, she has been
standing before a polishing wheel
for over three hours, and she lacks
twenty minutes before she can take
a lunch break. Is she a woman?
Consider the arms as they press ...
continue here

Source: Poets.org

Featured Art - Spencer Tunick

Spencer Tunick:

combines the aesthetic of the nude body, repetition, public space, and natural landscapes into one captivating installation.

Some of his captured locations include Grand Central and Mexico City (Museo Frida Kahlo).

Art and Poetry Workshop



Wednesday Oct. 12

TH 212

Hosted by Connie and Reuben

Come and create art, write and be inspired!!!

Open Poetry & Art Workshop

Credit: Connie and Chris

Come to our first ever collaborative Poetry & Art Workshop!
The event will be hosted by Connie, Sn. art editor, and Reuben, Sn. poetry editor.
Learn about writing and art techniques. Get feedback or just chill with new people.
Bring food, friends, a pen, and pencil!

Poem of the Week - "The courage that my mother had"

The courage that my mother had
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

The courage that my mother had
Went with her, and is with her still:
Rock from New England quarried;
Now granite in a granite hill.

The golden brooch my mother wore
She left behind for me to wear;
I have no thing I treasure more:
Yet, it is something I could spare.

Oh, if instead she'd left to me
The thing she took into the grave!-
That courage like a rock, which she
Has no more need of, and I have.

Source: Good Poems for Hard Times