Hey there – happy summer! I am happy to start the season with a cover shot. My photo “Petal Perfect” is the cover of the latest Olentangy Review. Thanks so much to Melissa and Darryl Price for choosing my work.
Here’s some stuff I found interesting these past weeks.
For Mockingbird, June 2, Sarah Condon wrote “Self-Righteousness at Home in the Twenty-First Century” and it has stayed on my mind. The subject matter is pertinent (“Because self-righteousness cuts a clear path to dinner with Satan, party of 2.”) and as you can see, the writing amuses. This was the first I’d read of Sarah Condon but it turns out she has written a book, Churchy, which I might have to check out.
After the elections in the UK, Manchester poet Tony Walsh (also known as Longfella) responded with this poem “Net Worked,” which I found pretty amazing. The video is less than two minutes long so it’s not a big time commitment.
I’ve mentioned before how I enjoy the work by photographer Kevin Nance. When he posts some of his abstract work, he categorizes it as “imaginary landscapes.” I’ve been experimenting with my camera and came up with an imaginary mapscape (and a seascape) which I share below.
Peace, love, and solace