In 2001, in celebration of National Poetry Month, Robert Siegel (on NPR’s “All Things Considered”) asked the Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz whether poetry was a dying art. “No,” replied Kunitz, “in fact people are more involved with poetry now than I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.” Back in the 1970s, Kunitz wasn’t so optimistic. People [ Read more … ]
Do not be bewildered by the surfaces; in the depths, all becomes law.
Help us to be always hopeful gardeners of the spiritWho know that without darknessNothing comes to birthAs without light nothing flowers. -May Sarton
Art and learning have been hooked up together for me. While I have my Ph.D. in adult learning and education, art is what continually tugs at my heart. I don’t think learning and art are separate, but our culture (unfortunately) separates them. Apparently learning is supposed to be dry, dull and boring, while art is [ Read more … ]
Here’s my favorite quote of the day from Cornelius Castoriadis (he’s a Greek-French philosopher and psychologist who died in 1997). What is most human is not rationalism but the uncontrolled and incontrollable continuous surge of creative radical imagination in and through the flux of representation, affects and desires. My thoughts exactly.