Poetry, Place, And The Problems Of Community

Monday, June 4, 2012

Back Road Chalkies to Hurricane Irene; Bob Arnold We return this week with an update from poet, editor, and stonemason Bob Arnold. As we wrote last year, Mr….

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Eamon Mac Mahon: The Landlocked North, On The Edge Of Great Change

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Photograph by Eamon Mac Mahon Many thanks to artist Richard Saxton for leading us to the work of Eamon Mac Mahon, a photographer raised in a mining community…

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What If All The Natural Gas In The United States Was In Urban America?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Photograph by Les Stone An open question for consideration: suppose that the United States’ massive natural gas reserves were located exclusively beneath urban sites. Would these regions encounter…

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The Tree That Bursts Through The Silo

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tree In Silo; Ken Wolf Many thanks to María Arambula for sharing on our Arts and Culture Feed A.G. Sulzberger’s latest rural dispatch for The New York Times,…

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Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture: "It All Turns On Affection"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

On Monday night Wendell Berry delivered “It All Turns on Affection,” the 2012 Jefferson Lecture at the Kennedy Center. Each year the National Endowment for the Humanities offers…

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TONIGHT: Live Broadcast of Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture

Monday, April 23, 2012

Here’s further news on tonight’s live stream, from Ivy Brashear of The Rural Blog: Poet, essayist, novelist, farmer and conservationist Wendell Berry will deliver the 2012 Jefferson Lecture…

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Rural Poetry Series: Paul Muldoon

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Paul Muldoon was born in the countryside of Northern Ireland, between counties Armagh and Tyrone in Northern Ireland, in 1951. In his poem “Mixed Marriage,” he alludes not…

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The Affrilachian Artist Project

Monday, March 26, 2012

Remembering China Sparrow; Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier We would like to start off this week with news of a effort that seeks to expand both cultural and artistic awareness: The…

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New Work From Places: Rural Studio, Cotton Farmers, The Sound of Music, And Our Natural Space

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bloom, 2010; Michael Lundgren  One of the most valuable resources for considering how the arts intersect with and enliven the rural-urban exchange can be found in Places, “an…

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M12 Collective: Ornitarium

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ornitarium photograph by Richard Saxton Next week sees the opening of Spaced – Art Out Of Place, the International Biennial of Socially Engaged Art. Members of the M12…

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