Month: March 2018

Ode to a Bright Idea

A common household annoyance begins with a flash and a small puff of smoke. It’s time to change a light bulb. However, imagine if you had a light bulb that never burned out. My mother has one of those in our family home. She says it’s an original carbon filament light bulb that has been burning for over half a century. In 1952, the year before my mother was born, […]

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Greer County’s Dizzying Colonial History

By Kevin Hudson Ryan Clark’s experimental form for his poems, in which he dismantles his source material and rearranges it using homophonic translation, in some ways mirrors the history of the towns he chose to portray. Whereas today’s Greer County is contained within Oklahoma, Frazer and Navajoe are part of an older and larger Greer County, a region that stretched over modern-day southwestern Oklahoma. When submitting his work to Poor […]

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Bosch’s Works: Not What They Seem

By Gina DiGiovancarlo Hieronymus Bosch’s The Conjurer is a genre painting, set in a daily situation rather than a strictly religious one, which depicts a street magician entertaining a crowd. What appears to be a benign scene upon first glance, like many of Bosch’s paintings, is actually a visual representation of what he viewed mankind to be in the world: corruptions that are vulnerable to temptation. This is a common […]

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