Sunday, September 27, 2020

Thought for the Day

Poetry is more a corral than an open field.
~ Craig Morgan Teicher


Quoted from "Louise Gluck's Steady Growth" in We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress | Essays (Graywolf Press, 2018), page137

Craig Morgan Teicher, Poet, Critic, and Writer; Poetry Editor, The Literary Review

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Thought for the Day

What is a prayer but a song of longing /
turning on the thread of its own history?
~ Jane Mead

Quoted from Jane Mead, "Sparrow, My Sparrow" in To the Wren: Collected and New Poems 1991- 2019 (Alice James Books, 2019), page 66

Jane Mead (1958-2019), Award-Winning American Poet

"A Remembrance: Jane Mead (1958-2019)", Napa Valley Writers' Conference, September 16, 2019

Jane Mead Profiles at Academy of American Poets and Poetry Foundation

Thursday, September 17, 2020

New Artist Watch Column at Escape Into Life

Jane Hickey Caminos, Fear
Oil on Linen
36" x 18"
© Jane Hickey Caminos

Jane Hickey Caminos, Acid Madonna
Oil on Linen
16" x 20"
© Jane Hickey Caminos


I am delighted to introduce the paintings of Jane Hickey Caminos, known as the "Narrative Painter of Women," in today's new Artist Watch column in the international online arts magazine Escape Into Life.

A long-time painter who has been exhibiting work since the 1990s, Jane has dedicated herself to and built her artistic reputation by telling women's stories through art, in particular, stories of gender violence across all cultures. An activist, Jane believes that artists have a responsibility to use their art to create positive change in the world. To that end, she continues to promote awareness of gender violence, both physical and emotional, through her ongoing series "On Women Bound." 

Today's Artist Watch feature includes 10 images from "On Women Bound," Jane's Artist Statement, and Jane's biography and social media sites. Jane has been especially generous in allowing me to present images of her work not only at EIL but also in this introduction. 

Jane Hickey Caminos, One of Three
Oil on Linen
24" x 30"
© Jane Hickey Caminos

Jane Hickey Caminos, Warning
Oil on Linen
24" x 30"
© Jane Hickey Caminos

Jane Hickey Caminos, Without Love
Mixed Media on Linen
24" x 30"
© Jane Hickey Caminos

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Thought for the Day

to be born into love
is an awakening
~ Shann Ray

Quoted from Shann Ray, Atomic Theory 7: Poems to My Wife and God (Resource Publications/Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2020), page 101

Shann Ray, Award-Winning Poet, Novelist, Short Story Writer; Editor, The International Journal of Servant Leadership; Teacher of Leadership and Forgiveness Studies, Gonzaga University; Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Thought for the Day

When we dare to face the cruel social and ecological
realities we have been accustomed to, courage is born
and powers within us are liberated to reimagine and
even, perhaps one day, rebuild a world.
~ Joanna Macy

Quoted from Joanna Macy, "Entering the Bardo" (Op-Ed) in Emergence Magazine (Online)

Joanna Macy, Ph.D., Buddhist Scholar, Eco-Philosopher, Scholar of General Systems Theory; Founder and Root Teacher, Work That Reconnects; Teacher; Author, Memoirist, and Translator; Activist