Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

November 29




Choose your favorite video game!

Stick War!  http://www.stickpage.com/stickwargameplay.shtml

Saturday, November 28, 2015

November 28


OK GO's videos. I recommend watching a few of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJKythlXAIY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs
(This one has dogs!!!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA

Friday, November 27, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November 25



Any comic or graphic novel will work, but if you've never read Maus, get to a bookstore as quickly as you can.

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 23


Larry Hill's Golgotha

http://www.arcadja.com/auctions/en/hill_larry/artist/402170/

Sunday, November 22, 2015

November 22



Kim Abeles, Part 2

http://www.kimabeles.com/artPages/systems.html

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

New Magazine -- Submit your work!

We're launching a small online magazine called Ekphrastic California today and we're starting with Robbi Nester​'s work! Come on by and submit your poetry, join in our conversations about arrt!!

http://ekcalif.blogspot.com/

November 15




Maestrapeace:



Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 28



Scroll down on this page to see Hockney's work: http://thedelightsofseeing.blogspot.com/2011/03/cubism-joiners-and-multiple-viewpoint.html

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ekphrastic California

Just a reminder:

We're going to launch the online journal soon. Please send me your work for Ekphrastic California!

Here are the guidelines:

Submission Guidelines

1. Poems can be previously published, but if they are, acknowledge the original publication.

2. Multiple submissions are great.

3. If there is a link to an image, please include it.

4. I will not publish images.

5. List the name of the artist and the work.

6. We publish individual poems about art in California or by Californians. Or you might be a Californian who ventured out to Madrid and wrote a poem there. Maybe you were flying in an airplane that passed over California while you thought of a Chinese sculpture and then wrote a poem two months later. That will work too. What I'm saying is that this can be a pretty tenuous connection. The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena has a killer Degas collection. That would be great!

7. Please do not ask me to change any of these guidelines or to do something that I don't do like publish chapbooks or print your image. Other publishers do that.

8. Send work to johnmbrantingham@aol.com. Please put the poem in the text of the email.

October 20



http://www.wikiart.org/en/man-ray/larmes-tears

Monday, October 19, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

October 17


Asher Durand's painting:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_River_School#/media/File:Asher_Brown_Durand_-_The_Catskills_-_Walters_37122.jpg

Friday, October 16, 2015

October 16


Cole's painting

http://www.britannica.com/biography/Thomas-Cole/images-videos/A-View-of-the-Two-Lakes-and-Mountain-House-Catskill/141314

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October 15



Albert Bierstadt Work Albert Bierstadt's work
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_River_School#/media/File:Albert_Bierstadt_-_Among_the_Sierra_Nevada,_California_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Ekphrastic Publication

Hey Everyone, Silver Birch Press, the press that published my latest ekphrastic collection, is creating an anthology of ekphrastic poems that YOU should submit to. Here is the guideline: you have to look like a figure in the painting.

https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/call-for-submissions-that-looks-like-me-ekphrastic-poetry-series/

October 13




Blake's prints about Paradise Lost
https://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/02/13/william-blake-paradise-lost/

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

October 9

Seurat's painting:

http://www.wikiart.org/en/georges-seurat/angelica-at-the-rock-after-ingres-1878

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October 8


Picasso's painting:

http://www.jdsmithfineart.com/gallery-of-artists/picasso-menu/picasso-vieux-roi-lithograph

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 7


Women Ironing by Degas:

http://www.wikiart.org/en/search/Women%20ironing/1#supersized-search-213523

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

October 2



Here's the link to Cole's Painting!
http://www.wikiart.org/en/thomas-cole/a-rocky-glen-in-the-shawangunks-1846

Friday, September 18, 2015

Come on by to the book launch tomorrow

On Saturday, September 18, Jeffrey and I are going to have our book launch party. Come on by!

We'll have an open mic and food and drink. It all starts at 7pm.

Here's the link to the center where it will all be: The dA Center for the Arts!

http://www.daartcenter.org/

September 18


Thursday, August 20, 2015

The new book is out.

This is day three for my new book, and it's been great. When I get to a good computer, I'll up load some readings, but I wanted to say thank you all for your support! There is no greater dream than sharing your art with the world!

Click here to check it out!

August 20


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My newest poetry collection is being released today!!

Hi everyone,

A little break from poetry writing for now. I just wanted to announce that my book with Jeffrey Graessley is out today!

It's called Dual Impressions: Poetic Conversations about Art. It is a collection of poems about paintings and sculptures written at a time when both of us needed art to get through life.

It's been a wonderful collaboration and I hope you check it out. Over the next few weeks, I'll be taping some videos of me reading from it.




August 18


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Live Small Press Publishing Chat!

Hi Everyone, click on the hyperlink below

The password is "smallpress"

Small Press Publishing Discussion!

We'll start talking at 6pm and continue on with any questions you have until 10pm!

August 1


On August 1 at 6pm, I'm going to host a live class / chat about publishing. Come on and join in. It's going to be a lot of fun. We'll have publishers and writers there to talk about it in general and to give you help specifically on your work, so have some to send to us during the conversation. It will be from 6-10, but you can come and go as you like! Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 31, 2015

July 31 -- You win!


On August 1 at 6pm, I'm going to host a live class / chat about publishing. Come on and join in. It's going to be a lot of fun. We'll have publishers and writers there to talk about it in general and to give you help specifically on your work, so have some to send to us during the conversation. It will be from 6-10, but you can come and go as you like! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

July 30


On August 1 at 6pm, I'm going to host a live class / chat about publishing. Come on and join in. It's going to be a lot of fun. We'll have publishers and writers there to talk about it in general and to give you help specifically on your work, so have some to send to us during the conversation. It will be from 6-10, but you can come and go as you like! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 29

On August 1 at 6pm, I'm going to host a live class / chat about publishing. Come on and join in. It's going to be a lot of fun. We'll have publishers and writers there to talk about it in general and to give you help specifically on your work, so have some to send to us during the conversation. It will be from 6-10, but you can come and go as you like! Hope to see you there!



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28



On August 1 at 6pm, I'm going to host a live class / chat about publishing. Come on and join in. It's going to be a lot of fun. We'll have publishers and writers there to talk about it in general and to give you help specifically on your work, so have some to send to us during the conversation. It will be from 6-10, but you can come and go as you like! Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 27, 2015

July 27



On August 1 at 6pm, I'm going to host a live class / chat about publishing. Come on and join in. It's going to be a lot of fun. We'll have publishers and writers there to talk about it in general and to give you help specifically on your work, so have some to send to us during the conversation. It will be from 6-10, but you can come and go as you like! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

July 26



On August 1 at 6pm, I'm going to host a live class / chat about publishing. Come on and join in. It's going to be a lot of fun. We'll have publishers and writers there to talk about it in general and to give you help specifically on your work, so have some to send to us during the conversation. It will be from 6-10, but you can come and go as you like! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

July 25


On August 1 at 6pm, I'm going to host a live class / chat about publishing. Come on and join in. It's going to be a lot of fun. We'll have publishers and writers there to talk about it in general and to give you help specifically on your work, so have some to send to us during the conversation. It will be from 6-10, but you can come and go as you like! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Upcoming readings!

Hi everyone,

We're going to have some readings in the LA area and in the Central Valley of California coming up in the next few months. I'd love for all of you who have been writing even somewhat regularly to feature for us.

If you'd be interested, let me know. I'll try to accommodate your schedule and needs! Come on down!

--John

July 22


Thursday, July 16, 2015

July 16

Come on by today for a reading with open mic featuring the great Connie and John Hales and you! 6pm at Beetle Rock Center!




Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July 15


Tomorrow if you are near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, we'll have a poetry reading featuring John and Connie Hales at Beetle Rock Center near the Giant Forest Museum starting at 6pm. There will be an open mic as well! Come on down and bring a poem.