Monthly Archives: July 2018

Me on Art Now

Episode #92 features me. Watch it here or catch it on UPTV6 if you are in CU.

Poet Jim O’Brien discusses his artwork on this episode of Art Now.

Art Now is an award-winning mini-documentary series that has produced over 90 episodes on local artists working in Champaign-Urbana and the surrounding areas since July 2010. A joint production by the Urbana Public Arts Program and Urbana Public Television, Art Now highlights members of the Urbana’s creative community and introduces local artists to the viewers of the program. For more information, visit: http://www.urbanaillinois.us/artnow.

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Fly Right – Published by Light – A Journal of Photography & Poetry

Fly Right

I can’t keep
keep my head away
from the brick wall
for very long before
another false start ends
with a thud thud thud
tearing at my sense
of well-being.
Frantic honking
draws my attention
away from my chair.
I go outside
to where a flock of geese
struggle
to get into the familiar
wedge formation. I understand
their flailing and feel
at one with them now,
comforted by their inability
to form a proper vee.
This makes me feel better
about the world, about
the end of the promise.
Winter approaches
with surety, with the
dedication of an eagle
perched on a bare branch,
surveying the landscape
for signs of life,
which he will capture
and eat for lunch.

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