Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday Good Reads

We were supposed to have gone to Cleveland this past week for a concert, but I got sick with a cold and we said goodbye to the trip. Instead, I spent a lot of time sleeping and reading. 

Last fall, I was able to see the Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. For most of this year, the RA has the exhibition online.

Good stuff this week: Essays on “The Raven” and George Orwell. Ben Lerner ay Poetry Magazine asks “Do you hate poetry?” An explanation of why suffering so often seems to come with your calling. It's possible to follow several people who lived in 1066 on Twitter.An article in the conservative National Review that makes more sense about the presidential election than anything I've seen yet. Some beautiful artwork from Jack Baumgartner.

And one of the most moving videos I’ve seen recently is a short film from YesHeIs, about the love of a husband for his wife.


The Genius Behind ‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allen Poe – Dusty Grein and Evan Mantyk at The Society of Classical Poets.

Focus Pocus – Jerry Barrett at Gerald the Writer.

The Hatred of Poetry – Ben Lerner at Poetry Magazine.

Where she belongs – Lise at All the Words.

Samuel Johnson – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets. 

Orach Chayim – Tim Good at Pics, Poems, and Ponderings.

Healianthus – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

What is a Poem? – Mark Yakich at The Atlantic.


George Orwell: Reach-Me-Down Romantic – Terry Eagleton at the London Review of Books.

Why Language is Your Only True Power – Mick Silva.

Can I both a writer and businessman be? – David Murray at Writing Boots.


Four Reasons Suffering Accompanies Your Calling – Mark Dawson at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.

Religious Bigots – Kurt Bennett at God Running.

Eating Cheerios with Dvorak – Troy Cady at T(r)oy Marbles.

Life and Culture

19 things you need to stop saying (because you sound like a corporate robot) - Mashable.

White vs. White America – Victor Davis Hanson at National Review. 

Scientific Regress – William Wilson at First Things Magazine.

Art and Photography

Slow Summer (oil on canvas) – paintings and a video interview – Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.

Ai Weiwei 360: The exhibition online – The Royal Academy of Arts.

The Christ of Marc Chagall - David Lyle Jeffrey at First Things.

Geometry of the Wounded Savior – Jack Baumgartner at The School of the Transfer of Energy.

British Stuff

The People of 1066 – English Heritage. 

The man who thinks like Sherlock Holmes – Helen Thomson at BBC.

What is Love? – From YesHeIs

Painting: The Story Book (1877) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905).


Martha Jane Orlando said...

Such a moving video . . . Brought me to tears.
Blessings, Glynn!

Maureen said...

What a remarkable couple in that video. What is especially wonderful is the smile she has, knowing she is loved. Thank you for sharing that story, and for including me poem in the roundup.

Linda said...

Thank you Glynn. This is such a peaceful, beautiful place.