Political poetry

What do Donald Rumsfeld and Sarah Palin have in common? Turns out that they both deliver speeches that can, at be, without much effort, converted into poetry. C...

Picturing poetry

Nashworld pointed me towards PicLits a website that he describes as being “part visual literacy, part refrigerator poetry, part… fun.” Check out his...

Fortunate

I had discovered the amazing poet Szymborska (on this very blog a while ago). And then today in my mailbox was another poem by her, sent in by a friend.

Life is about editing

A fun and thought provoking, recursive music video by Allee Willis titled “Editing is Cool.” The video attempts to capture the process of creating t...

How artists work

An interesting (and growing) collection of “habits, rituals and small (and occasionally big) methods people and teams use to get their work done. And in t...

Beauty in science

An evocative image from today’s NYTimes about our improved understanding of the beautiful phenomena known as the northern lights. You can read the story h...

The Three Oddest Words

A poem by Wislawa Szymborska Translated by S. Baranczak & C. Cavanagh When I pronounce the word Future, the first syllable already belongs to the past.