Wednesday, September 15, 2010


For me, visual art methodologies are a great source for teaching about poetic form. As such, I inevitably tried my hand at painting. Well, I recently stumbled across four paintings I did years ago after a residency at the Ucross Foundation. Ucross is in Wyoming and, while there, I met some cows. So I thought I'd paint their (full-frontal) faces! Here they are lined up on a bookshelf, applying what I believed I knew about minimalism and abstraction--do you hear them Mooooo...? :

And that, my Dears, is why Moi is a poet, not a painter.

Nonetheless, cough, let me share what many visual artists often say about reproduction's effect: "Naturally, they look better in person ... "

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