I’ve been working on a series of poems about painting.  It helps me think about the materiality of pigment and types of brushstrokes in ways other than the specialized discipline-specific art vocabulary I use when teaching.  I wanted to use words that would convey the visceral responses I have to paintings.  A poem entitled “Bristle” has been published in The Capilano Review (TCR).  I used to write a lot of poetry when I was younger; it tended to be raw and undisciplined.  I missed that aspect of my own creativity, so I returned to it more seriously a couple of years ago, but this time with more rigor.


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