Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Today's edition is once again slanted to the literary and the artistic. Be sure to drop in on the book tournament!

✦ A new literary magazine, Parcel serves as a showcase for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by developing and established writers; it emphasizes writers in and around its home base, Lawrence, Kansas. The magazine also publishes the work of visual artists. Produced and printed locally, the magazine includes limited-edition broadsides and postcards with each collectible print volume. The publisher is Heidi Raak, who owns The Raven Book Store, billed as the only independent and locally owned book shop in Lawrence. The magazine's editor is Kate Lorenz, who has served as editor of the University of Alabama's Black Warrior Review and has published fiction with Blue Hour Press and Small Fires Press. Submissions information is here. A subscription for two biannual editions is $20.00.

✦ The Yale University Bollingen Prize for Poetry, established in 1948 by philanthropist Paul Mellon, is one of the most prestigious writing awards in America. Bestowed every two years to recognize the best volume of poetry published in those years or a poet's lifetime achievements, the prize is named after Carl Jung's home, Bollingen Tower, in Switzerland. Go here to learn more about the prize and to read biographies of the prize winners, who have included W.H. Auden (1953), Louise Gluck (2001), Adrienne Rich (2003), and Allen Grossman (2009).

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

Carl Jung at Bollingen Tower Retreat, Parts 1 and 2 (Video)

✦ The 7th Annual Tournament of Books at The Morning News, presented by Field Notes and Powell's Books, kicked off March 7, with a "Pre-Game Primer" explaining the event and the 16 books "in competition", which include Anne Carson's Nox, Emma Donoghue's Room, Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, and Aimee Bender's The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. The "Quarterfinals" begin March 21, followed by "SemiFinals" on March 28, a "Zombie Round" on March 30, and the "Championship on April 1. The Archives date to 2005.

The Morning News on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ Got a story to tell? See the beta version of broadcastr and share your tale all over the world.

✦ Artists' books and zines are the focus of independent publisher Nieves, founded in 2001and based in Zurich, Switzerland. Online, you'll find the artists and authors pages, an electronic catalogue, and the Nieves Store. Check Nieves Novelties for new books, such as Saul Steinberg's The Line, and related products.

Nieves on FaceBook and Flickr

Nieves App on iTunes

Nieves Society

✦ Master ceramist Toshiko Takeazu, the recipient of a 2009 Legends Award from Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, died in Hawaii on March 9. This brief video interview is a lovely introduction to the artist and her beautiful work: 
Peter Held, The Art of Toshiko Takaezu: In the Language of Silence (University of North Carolina Press, March 2011) (I've ordered this and may do a review of it.)

Poem by Leila Philip Inspired by Toshiko Takeazu

Takeazu's Biography at Frank Lloyd Gallery and Artwork

Artwork of Toshiko Takaezu in Renwick Gallery Collections (The works were a gift to late fiber artist Lenore Tawney, who donated them to the Renwick before her death in 2007.)

In a memorial garden at Princeton University, Takeazu's bronze bell Remembrance (or Autumn Bell) honors 13 alumni killed on 9/11. (Images of some of her other bells may be viewed here.)


Seth said...

Thanks for the links Maureen. I love your Saturday posts. You put so much work into them!

Maureen said...

Seth, thanks so much. I didn't know you read WWP. Was quite taken with the two artists' work you showed today.

Anonymous said...

i was not aware of the morning news. something new from the saturday sharing...again :-)

the sun keeps trying to peek out today...yea!