Prose from K.C. Fontaine

MENDOTA BLUFF ‘I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.’ -Redbone proverb In 2008, I was informally introduced to the business world in a Saint Paul, Minnesota café: As a creative Artist with an extensive not-for-profit background, I was found to be an asset to […]

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Poetry by Neil Ellman

Aftermath (after the painting by Adolph Gottlieb) After the aftermath a yellow sun a blister on the skin of time when time itself caught fire and simmered in its throes before the end the rattle of its destiny from tongues of light a quiver, a yowl then afterwards the sun without a past or after […]

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Poetry by Neil Ellman

Soft Self-Portrait with Fried Bacon (after the painting by Salvador Dalí;  found poem based on quotations by the artist) At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon, and my ambition has been growing ever since. There are some days when I think I’m going to […]

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Poetry by Neil Ellman *

Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing (after the painting by Gerry Bergstein) From Einstein’s mind a universe where nothing was something is mass squared and light from energy the why of it eludes the patterns on a plasma screen the random collisions of random particles circling until they meet at the last at last as […]

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“We, the Noughties”: An essay by Lukas Clark-Memler

We, The Noughties by Lukas Clark-Memler  I’ve never liked decade-themed costume parties, and I’m not one to embrace the novelty of historical dress up. These ‘retro’ celebrations only make me worry about my own generation’s cultural identity. How will we be remembered? Since the 1950s, each subsequent decade brought with it a unique and new […]

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Poetry by Neil Ellman

Heavy Red (after the painting by Wassily Kandinsky) Every bubble in the universe every line and arc every wave the sound of mourning and the scent of birth every color has its weight— a molecule of red contains the universe the endless heaviness of sleep. ——————————————————————————– Balancement (after the painting by Wassily Kandinsky)   Between […]

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Artistic Collages by Valerie Brown-Troutt

Artist Statement “Something wonderful happen to me during the summer of 1999: I claimed and discovered my artist. Me! I went to several second hand shops and bought old canvas and found thrown away framed pictures and took them apart, covered them with gesso and started a studio on my patio.” “Turning old ugly things […]

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