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American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) wrote many of her poems on bits of envelopes. A book of these poems has been published, edited by artist  Jen Bervin and scholar Martha Werner, ‘The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems‘.  Read Bervin’s essay on the poems at ThePoetryFoundation, articles on the book in The New York Times and at NPR Radio. Dickinson’s poems…

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Michael Johansson

Swedish sculptor Michael Johansson is a man after my own heart, as he makes art with seemingly random objects, creating patterns and colour blocks with the everyday stuff that surrounds us all. As Marcel Duchamp showed us, art is what you say it is, and it’s everywhere and all around us. Johansson says of his work, “I am fascinated…

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‘Solea’

“Flamenco dance and music have existed since the eighteenth century, and today are a tradition around the globe. But flamenco’s roots remain strongest in its birthplace, in Andalusia, in southern Spain, and the region’s capital city, Seville. The short film “Soleá”, by Pedro Kos and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee  follows a day in the life of Juan Ramírez,…

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