0117-2022

Published on Mondays, with columns by Artists and Writers
Published since 2002, an Ocean and Pounds publication

 


Caffeine Reveries
by Shelley Savor

 


Snowstorm

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CHEEZ
by Fiona Smyth

 

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Digital Collage
by Louis Fishauf


Stripes

 

 


ebook titles available
Istanbul Postcards (Holly Lee)
The Air is like a Butterfly (Holly Lee)
The Diary of Wonders (Tomio Nitto)
Twenty Twenty (Kai Chan)
CODA (Lee Ka-sing)

Greenwood
by Kai Chan


Drawing #2 2021 Watercolour, ink on ricepaper

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The Photograph
coordinated by Kamelia Pezeshki


Banovan project by Bahar Kamali

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Poem a Week
by Gary Michael Dault

 

 

Upside Down

be upside down
for a while
like a spider
on a mirror

like Narcissus
beside his pool

be an accidental car
in a cradling ditch

or a turtle turned over
by cruel children

see the inverted sunset
watch the night
coming up

the rain heading
back to the cloud


 

 

a new photograph every day
by Lee Ka-sing

 

OCEAN POUNDS

 

Aotearoa
by Madeleine Slavick 思樂維

New Zealand. A land of cloud -
the Maori name for the country  is Aotearoa,
or Land of the long white cloud -
and a land of fence.

For more on the meaning of Aotearoa, visit: https://teara.govt.nz/en/1966/aotearoa

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From the Notebooks (2010-2021)
by Gary Michael Dault

 

From the Notebooks, 2010-2021.
Number 120: Distant Plant (June 15, 2011)


 

ART LOGBOOK
by Holly Lee

 

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Reforestation and revegetation - how one Australian company combats climate change and biodiversity loss by combining drone technology, artificial and data driven intelligence with their proprietary seed pod bio-technology - aiming to plant 100,000,000 Trees by 2024.

https://airseedtech.com

2


Exhibition Tour. Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room at The Met Museum 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLHTKvRJ9_M

 

 

ART LOGBOOK is a new column with contributions by various authors.

 

Taking Notes
by Jeff Jackson

 

“ Red Evening Dress “, Christian Dior Exhibition, McCord Museum, Montreal, 2021.

 

ProTesT
by Cem Turgay

 

 

 

Travelling Palm Snapshots
by Tamara Chatterjee

 



Mexico (November, 2017) – We spent a couple hours observing the overnight happenings at Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan cemetery. While enjoying brief interludes in celebrations, we attempted to avoid the throngs of tourists, zigzagging the areas less travelled.

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Leaving Taichung Station
by Bob Black

 


Saudade, shifting through hickory

He folded his fear into a perfect rose. He held it out in the palm of his hand. She took it from him and put it in her hair."--Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

I
In that moment,
when the grandmother placed a letter on a sewing table, adrift
white wove, weathered and veined with a palimpsest ring of tea stain and coin rust.
Her words tucked into her inheritance like a child under linen.

And there, below,
an eel appearing underneath the edge of the wobbly table,-- branches-- trunks of the ebony aged and exhausted
black as ink, Diospyros crassiflora, caving in from the weight of her life and hearttime--
the fish in its plastic coffin of red, the strange quotidian
her bucket, a trove of responsibility, watering
for the tile and green floors, moisture and time and Calcium chloride,
or for the clothes soaking as peeled skin
for, as this evening, our market supper curled like a clef and awaiting her clever.
All that in a time pail.

Her letter was about to an leave her, as would her breath,
embarking through choice, and sealing with her thinning brown lips,
for as she quite the tongue and licking
and reached down to pick up the meal,
she forgot the paper cantilevered on the edge and
embraced
the fish as her own:
body to breath, guttural language to syllabic hope,
and held the slipperiness against her body and the eel softened
and my grandmother closed her eyes
and wept.

They both knew:
the time had come,
when land and nation and certainty needed a move
and there is no alternative or choice
the soul of things moving, going in flight,
through this life or that.

II
Years later, the letter found and the red bucket remembered
the life it thrived, contained, and the loss
the buckling of cleaning, the barking of food exchange in stalls,
the racing through lanes and alleys and sections of the city
our feet pebbles, our desire winsome and insatiate
toward her field, the lessons and the lesions
bled by pen and knives and stone.

III
To shift through hickory and honey-comb'd light,
To shift through hickory and honey-comb'd light,
unseating our wobbly head ,
to regain of a recumbent, flickering heart,
the ellipsis of all beginnings and endings, bridging half-mast:
élan vital
eel or fibre or fabric or family, home
caught waning along the tiled rooms and broken skies,
Komorebi:
where one readies unprepared, to
depart and dematerialized and beckoning.

Ghost, water, rhymes, our tethering
slacking and the language and arithmetic, lived
spreading wide and contrail'd,
all these sparkles and everything we tend and love, unbuckling
vamoose.

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