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Did Somebody Say Alcohol Inks on Yupo ...

With thanks to those who have been ordering the alcohol ink paintings -- I've updated, made price lists, added new works, and in general made the whole process much easier at the following link:
Alcohol Inks on Yupo

Alcohol Inks and Yupo: Moon, Rune, Monsoon

I have discovered a new medium
said the medium

sized one
in the hand
mirror of all things

being relative
to fall

and spring

things grim


or medium,

is the ever
shifting same

I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent -- curiosity, obsession, and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.
- Einstein

Mi mi mi mi mi mi mi

It remains to be seen whether I shall begin publishing again in earnest. Nonetheless, the featured poet in the current issue of SCR is yrs truly. This means an interview, a gaggle of poems, and a review of my book. I enjoyed doing the interview, thanks to Rose Kelleher, aka The Rude Interviewer, who tends to keep things fresh, and a little off kilter. And except for occasional bits here and there, this is the first review of my book to see print.
The review of "Nevertheless" is here:
The interview here:

And the poems/index here:

Alcohol Inks on Yupo

Poetry is a mystery cult.
- MacLeish

What if I should fall right through the center of the earth ...
- Alice

Art is not a declaration. It's a verdict.

- Leonard Cohen

Fate's book, my italics.
- Don Paterson

The world is doing what the world does, which is break apart and reassemble.
- Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

The twinkle is enough for me.
- Danny Rosen

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
- Lao Tzu

Transcendence is a last swim.
- Jack Mueller

In recent weeks I've been immersed in, and overwhelmed by, the sacred stones at Zion, the madding crowds in Vegas, and the hearts and minds of children behind prison bars. Words have failed me. Images have not.

Whut Alcohol Inks


from The Whole Garden

This is what a shaved bear looks like.