2017: MARCH: My erasure poem, "Alternative Speechifying", published
online at www.erasure-transform.ink. Following erasure rules, I
eliminated much of the 1/20/17 Inauguration Speech in order to craft a
poem that presented a different message. The challenge is to not change
the order of the words as they appeared in the published speech/text.
FEBRUARY: "Storyteller", a collage, juried into Small Works V, sponsored
2016: Sept 30-Nov 11: a collage about the gun
issue (Thou Shalt Not) juried into a national exhibition
"SOAPBOX" at The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles MO.
Aug 23, Poetry at the Point's WINNER WINNER: invited to be among
several poets who have won 1st Prize in St. Louis Poetry Center's annual
contests.Among the 16 readers,
the first MO Poet Laureate, Walter Bargen.The only one without a literature degree on any level, I read 3
winning poems. (Thank you SLPC,
St. Louis Writers Guild, and Chesterfield Arts for the awards.Thank you, Loosely Identified, and Six on Saturday for your
Aug 12-Sept 23: a paper and found objects
collage (Upheaval) juried into a national exhibition "PUTTING
IT ALL TOGETHER" at The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.
Apr 16-May 26: an assemblage (when all
is said and done) juried into "MATURITY AND ITS MUSE" at Art St.
Louis, in mid-town St. Louis, MO.
News of 2015: a few good
acknowledgments for my art and poetry so I'll carry on with both.
April: one of a dozen poets from Loosely Identified reading for River
Styx at Tavern of Fine Arts—to standing room only!
August:my assemblage accepted to ArtStL's Maturity and its Muse exhibit.(Show doesn't open
until April 2016 so we artists over 70 have to mind our health!) Also,
my poem, "From a Scorched Box", wins FIRST PRIZE (cash) in St. Louis
Writers Guild contest.
October: one collage is exhibited at the Foundry's "Going Home" show,
News of 2014: Nov. Art St Louis: THE EXHIBITION XXX for which 500
works of art by 120 artists were submitted. Only 43 artists were juried
in - and my poet.head variation 75made the cut. Woot.
August 12.Accepted 2nd Place
Award (cash) in
St. Louis Writers Guild Poetry Contest.“Morning Wears Gray”.
July 26 – Sept. 11.Two collages juried into FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD art show at Art St.
Louis midtown gallery.
Fun indoor/outdoor opening! Pieces titled: "Appetite #lilith" and
March 14 - April 25. A new collage juried into HOW WE SEE HER art
show at Foundry Art Center in St. Charles MO. Piece titled: "essence of
Poem about our Ireland trip in 2009.
Video editing by the web guy.
Best news of 2010:
collages were used as covers for
Sexing the Look (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
the esteemed literary
journal from the University of Missouri-St. Louis,
Bridge #23. Poetry-wise: three poems
Flood Stage: An Anthology of St.
Louis Poets (Walrus Press).
Best news of 2011:
First place (cash award) for a pair of
collages displayed in a coffee-themed
show Soulard Coffee Garden Cafe.(below)
News of 2013: Four poems published in the
Cancer Support Community's In Our Own Words. A poem, "Tangles", wins
First Prize (cash) in the Poetry Contest sponsored by Chesterfield Arts. A collage, "Covenants..."
accepted in national juried show, Paper In, Paper Out" at Foundry Art Centre; Feb 8 - Mar 2