by Beth D. Man – The Fight Between Carnival and Lent was painted in 1559 by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, a Renaissance painter and printmaker from the province of Brabant, Belgium, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. Art historians sometimes refer to him as the “Peasant Bruegel,” not only to
– Poor Yorick proudly announces its new partner, The Mark Twain Library in Redding, Connecticut. The library was founded by Mark Twain after his move to Redding in 1908. After his move to the town, Twain convinced his many visitors that the community needed a library. He offered to donate his
by Carolyn Bernier – PY: What is your connection to the city of Worcester, Massachusetts? I moved to Worcester from Chicago in 2000, following a former spouse who had just gotten a job there. I lived there for seven years, teaching in various colleges and universities, most notably Clark University.
by Melissa Gordon – PY: What drew you to Poor Yorick? Why did you think your piece “Ekphrastic Evolutions: New Paths in Poetry” would be a good response to PY’s mission? SF: I first found out about the aims of Poor Yorick when running a creative writing workshop with the
Inspiration can be drawn from anywhere. Poet Jean L. Kreiling draws inspiration from painter, Willy von Beckerath and his subject, the German composer, Johannes Brahms. … Continue readingMan at Work by Jean L. Kreiling
by Camellia Mukherjee – There is a longstanding relationship between poetry and painting. In 1951, at the Museum of Modern Art, Wallace Stevens delivered a lecture in which he explored the parallel elements of poetry and painting. He defined four main areas of influence: “sensibility, subject matter, technique, and aesthetics.”1 As