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JULY 2023 virtual gallery
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"Born from a delightful creative exercise from Laura Shovan, this poem is a small homage to my creative mentors."
My Name is Charlotte
Ode to The Monk by the Sea
"The inspiration for the structure of this photograph is "The Monk by the Sea" a painting by Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. Some art historians see this as one of the early turns toward abstraction and modern art's use of bands of color to communicate feeling. I am linking the Wikipedia page on Friedrich's piece in case you'd like to see the inspiration as well."
"I took this photo at a family reunion a few years ago and it inspired the poem. The feet belong to one of my nephew's kids, but I couldn't tell you which one!"
"More than 90,000 migrants have arrived in New York City in the past year, and this is one of their stories, as reported in the New York Post."
"First chapter of time travel historical fiction MG novel WIP"
Rest in Peace
"I wrote this poem during a recent miscarriage. The process of writing reminded me just how healing writing can be. I won't be able to attend tonight due to the 9 hour difference, but if anyone feels moved by these words, reach out! I would love to hear from you. Thank you for this community."
On Reading A Poem By My Grandmother That Is More Beautiful Than Mine
Anne Knight (my grandmother)
"The lines printed in black pen are mine, and the ones in cursive and blue pen are my grandmother's poem."
"Piece from Poetry Friday."
Sir Rufus Godefroy the Superb
"This is a photo of a portion of a mural in my Colorado Springs AirBnB, painted by an unnamed local muralist, of a Rocky Mountain Goat. He has been deemed our Cloud 2023 mascot and named by Lisa Hock (with inspiration from Emily Holyoak), and christened Sir Rufus by the Cloud community."
"While the poem that accompanies the images focuses particularly on the poet's work, the photo recognizes that a poet's work is rarely limited to creating poems. It includes other ways of being at a desk (in this case, my Cloud Coordinator set-up), and other modes of interacting with people, from email to Zoom to in-person teaching. This piece honors the many labors of writers."
"Love notes written on the bark of a Madrone tree for my partner, delicately placed along the limbs of a houseplant."
Portrait: Dark Night of Soul
Writing as a Mole
Louise Hawes's Workshop
Campus POP and creations from the Indianapolis Museum of Art