So what’s up now? While my latest manuscript seeks publication, I’m in an in-between state. A new creative project: a series of ekphrastic poems on paintings and sculptures in my house. So far, in the last couple of weeks, I’ve done five, including a homage to a dead friend, a surrealist cat, a humanesque figure made of paint squiggles. Most of these are works that I’ve lived with for years, done by friends. The only two artists that are at all well known are Barbara Sala and Nathalie Trépanier. Many are abstract. Some I doubt really work without viewing the works they are inspired by. If I do enough of these, and I’m really happy with them, I’ll publish them with photos of the works on line and eventually, in a rather pricey limited edition chapbook. A beautiful, if rather personal, project.
February 12, 2014