Form, for these poets, grows out of and exceeds subject, matter, material, the weight of paint, the phonemes in words: form occurs not because we have nothing, but because we want more.
Chris Marker’s stunning travel guides

Chris Marker’s stunning travel guides

Beautiful, “misshapen” ceramic sculptures by Kathy Butterly 

P.S. John Yau reviews of her current exhibit at Tibor de Nagy in Hyperallergic.

(via whimsebox)

(Epigraph to the first section of Ronald Johnson’s ARK)

(Epigraph to the first section of Ronald Johnson’s ARK)

💜💙💚💛❤️ 🐙🐙🐙

Credit: Edward Steed

💜💙💚💛❤️ 🐙🐙🐙

Credit: Edward Steed

I have never heard anyone talk about this film and that is a tragedy! It is so damn good. Chicago in the 60s, mobsters, lounge acts, stand-up comedy, Stan Getz soundtrack, a Jean Tinguely-esque self-destructing machine… What’s not to love?

Mickey One (1965, dir. Arthur Penn) stars Warren Beatty as a stand-up comedian who can’t live his life because he’s paranoid that the mob is after him. He doesn’t know who to believe, and we don’t either. Deserves to be on the top of any list of best Chicago films, best American New Wave films, best 60s films. Well, in my opinion, just one of the best films period. It’s a wonder that Criterion hasn’t gotten a hold of it yet.

"Just knowing that he is in the same city may give me the power to hurt myself into poetry."

nyrbclassics:

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The only pleasant thing that’s happened to me since you left is that I read Paul Goodman’s current manifesto in Kenyon Review and if you haven’t devoured its delicious message rush to your nearest newsstand! It is really lucid about what’s bothering us both besides sex, and it’s so…

Frank O’Hara, master wordsmith AND master draftsman.

free-parking:

Eleanor Antin — Blood of a Poet Box, wood box containing blood samples taken from 100 poets, 1965-1968

free-parking:

Eleanor AntinBlood of a Poet Box, wood box containing blood samples taken from 100 poets, 1965-1968

theparisreview:

An example of Alain Arias-Misson’s “Public Poem.”
As Textfield explains,

“Alain Arias-Misson created the Public Poem forty-five years ago in Brussels and Madrid when he decided ‘to write on the street like a page.’ From the Cutting-Floor of the Public Poem gives a graphic account of this always disruptive urban poet—from the Place St.-Germain in Paris to the Sixtine Chapel in the Vatican and Madison Square Garden in New York City.”

theparisreview:

An example of Alain Arias-Misson’s “Public Poem.”

As Textfield explains,

“Alain Arias-Misson created the Public Poem forty-five years ago in Brussels and Madrid when he decided ‘to write on the street like a page.’ From the Cutting-Floor of the Public Poem gives a graphic account of this always disruptive urban poet—from the Place St.-Germain in Paris to the Sixtine Chapel in the Vatican and Madison Square Garden in New York City.”

likeafieldmouse:

Wies Prejide - Woven Rooms (2013)

"The installation consists of various hand-woven walls, which together, affects our perspectives in space. 

A combination of lines, colors, views and passageways gives the observer the idea of walking through a transparent home. Different color combinations exist in the abstracted, patterned spaces, resulting in a flat image which gives the holographic impression of a three dimensional expansion. The screens render the existing space partitionable, articulating new spaces which provide an illusional as well as a physical subdivision of the room.

The varied vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines coalesce into rooms, windows, and other imaginary environments and passages. The woven fiber-walls also are slightly transparent, thus providing a translucent lens to the other side of the threaded divider. This will make the observer curious and invites him to start moving around in the installation and discover and experience the different color combinations and patterns which make up the space.”

More beautiful visual details over at Juxtapoz.

theparisreview:

“To make a wood engraving is to insist on the gravitas of an image. Every line is fought for, patiently, sometimes bloodily. It slows the viewer down. Knowing that the work is deeply inscribed gives an image weight and depth.”
Art Spiegelman on the woodcuts of Lynd Ward.

theparisreview:

“To make a wood engraving is to insist on the gravitas of an image. Every line is fought for, patiently, sometimes bloodily. It slows the viewer down. Knowing that the work is deeply inscribed gives an image weight and depth.”

Art Spiegelman on the woodcuts of Lynd Ward.

Pearl Primus with Alphonse Climber, in “Folk Dance” (c. 1945). 
Via Yale Press

Pearl Primus with Alphonse Climber, in “Folk Dance” (c. 1945).

Via Yale Press

anticipatedstranger:

Ken Price at Drawing Center.

printersballchicago:

Print reaches into the unknown and back again. It moves between disciplines, through the musical and the literary, the cinematic and the edible, the theatrical and the architectural. As it oscillates, it ignites new ideas, investigations and innovations. And, it returns re-imagined.
Saturday, July 27 from noon to 6 pm
at Hubbard Street Lofts1821 W. Hubbard StreetChicago, IL 60622
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Artist & writer Tony Fitzpatrick in conversation with Fred Sasaki
Printshop demos with Brad Vetter & Alex Valentine
Free jazz performances curated by Elastic Arts Foundation with Michael Zerang, Fred Longberg-Holm, Paul Giallorenzo, & Aaron Zarzutzki
Readings and broadsides curated by Woodland Pattern with poets Anne Kingsbury, Lewis Freedman, & Anna Vitale
Poetics Theater with the Danny’s Reading Series
Conversations with Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Detroit Wood Type Co. & Signal Return
Reading and conversation with writer and visual artist Mary Burger
Risograph demos with SPARE
Workshops on surrealist poetry, bookmaking, & bookbinding
Summer spritzers by Hornswaggler Arts & WBC-Goose Island Root Beer and Spicy Ginger courtesy of the WIT Beverage Company
Sweet treats by Ice3 Ice Cream & savory snacks by 5411 Empanadas
On-the-spot tote bag screen printing by Spudnik Press Cooperative
Read/Write Library’s BiblioTreka Mobile Library
Plus books, magazines, & ephemera from all over!
Printers Ball 2013 is presented in partnership with Spudnik Press Cooperative Printshop and Annex, Platform, Johalla Projects, The Post Family, Simple Honest Work, and IAEOU. Made possible by the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine.
Sponsors include WIT Beverage and French Paper.

printersballchicago:

Print reaches into the unknown and back again. It moves between disciplines, through the musical and the literary, the cinematic and the edible, the theatrical and the architectural. As it oscillates, it ignites new ideas, investigations and innovations. And, it returns re-imagined.

Saturday, July 27 from noon to 6 pm

at Hubbard Street Lofts
1821 W. Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60622

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

  • Artist & writer Tony Fitzpatrick in conversation with Fred Sasaki
  • Printshop demos with Brad Vetter & Alex Valentine
  • Free jazz performances curated by Elastic Arts Foundation with Michael Zerang, Fred Longberg-Holm, Paul Giallorenzo, & Aaron Zarzutzki
  • Readings and broadsides curated by Woodland Pattern with poets Anne Kingsbury, Lewis Freedman, & Anna Vitale
  • Poetics Theater with the Danny’s Reading Series
  • Conversations with Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Detroit Wood Type Co. & Signal Return
  • Reading and conversation with writer and visual artist Mary Burger
  • Risograph demos with SPARE
  • Workshops on surrealist poetry, bookmaking, & bookbinding
  • Summer spritzers by Hornswaggler Arts & WBC-Goose Island Root Beer and Spicy Ginger courtesy of the WIT Beverage Company
  • Sweet treats by Ice3 Ice Cream & savory snacks by 5411 Empanadas
  • On-the-spot tote bag screen printing by Spudnik Press Cooperative
  • Read/Write Library’s BiblioTreka Mobile Library

Plus books, magazines, & ephemera from all over!

Printers Ball 2013 is presented in partnership with Spudnik Press Cooperative Printshop and Annex, Platform, Johalla Projects, The Post Family, Simple Honest Work, and IAEOU. Made possible by the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine.

Sponsors include WIT Beverage and French Paper.