Readings: Rural Traditions Sunk Into Eternal Oblivion

May 7 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image from The Farmer’s Year: A Calendar of Animal Husbandry; Clare Leighton , 1935
In our Readings
series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer
perspectives, expand dialogues, and challenge assumptions.
Today we feature the response of [continue reading]

The Tree That Bursts Through The Silo

Apr 30 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Tree In Silo ; Ken Wolf
Many thanks to María Arambula for sharing on our Arts and Culture Feed A.G. Sulzberger’s latest rural dispatch for The New York Times , “Amid Rural Decay, Trees Take Root in Silos.” The image of these [continue reading]

Rural Poetry Series: C.D. Wright

Feb 8 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
I’m country but sophisticated. I’m particular and concrete, but I’m
probing another plane. . . . There are many times when I want to hammer
the head. Other times I want to sleep on the hammer.

     – C. D. Wright C.D. Wright was born [continue reading]

To The New Year 2012

Jan 2 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image From the Foster-Fluharty Farm; Matthew Fluharty from Sabbaths, 2005
VI.
I tremble with gratitude

for my children and grandchildren

who take pleasure in one another.
At our dinners together, the dead

enter and pass among us

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