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Ron Padgett and Bertrand Dorny: What Happened to the Renaissance

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As part of its Poetry for Art series, artcritical presents for the first time on the web a facsimile of What Happened to the Renaissance, words by Ron Padgett, images by Bertrand Dorny, published in Paris in 2012                         artcritical’s POETRY FOR ART (Editor: Michael Heller)…


Jane Joseph, Thistle, 2001. Drypoint, 13.9 x 9.7 cm. Courtesy of the Artist

Michael Heller & Jane Joseph

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Michael Heller WITHIN THE OPEN LANDSCAPES words for the etchings of Jane Joseph Jane Joseph, Footbridge, 1986. Etching, 13 x 19.9 cm. Courtesy of the Artist . 1.  Doesn’t the picture say no room in this world for anything more? If you desire to add something, you must begin again and make your own world,…


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Before You Go: Charles Bernstein and Susan Bee

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Scroll right to see all four images; poem in full is published below. Before You Go Thoughts inanimate, stumbled, spare, before you go. Folded memories, tinctured with despair, before you go. Two lakes inside a jar, before you go. Flame illumines fitful lie, before you go. Furtive then morrow, nevering now, before you go. Lacerating…


Paolo and Francesca: Bill Berkson and Oona Ratcliffe

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Paolo and Francesca after Dante Alighieri, from Canto 5, second circle Inferno, “La Bufera” – the whirlwind where souls reside whose reason was overwhelmed by desire. Smitten, I began: “Poet, I would speak with that pair who go so lightly there together on the wind.” And he said: “You will see when they come a…


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