Annie Neugebauer’s blog post today sets a fitting tone for Americans who are reeling from the events in Boston, MA and West, Texas this week. Our hearts go out to the families of victims and first responders. Welcome Annie and thank you for your words of consolation.
A Guest Post + 2 Poems
Annie is a short story author, novelist, and award-winning poet.
It feels weird to continue on in such horrible news. First Boston and now West, which is a small Texas town about an hour and a half south of where I live. Everyone I know is sad right now, myself included. These are days to go dark, spend time with loved ones, and reflect. But of course I have no control over the timing of tragedy, so I hope you’ll understand where my heart is when I share my news and publications with you.
[I’m no expert, but I imagine that unless you’re a first responder or a trained disaster relief worker, staying away (physically) is probably more helpful than driving down to West right now. Last I heard they have serious traffic problems with all of the emergency vehicles. The best information that I’ve gathered, if you’re in the area and wanting to help: you can donate blood at any of these locations or donate funds to The Salvation Army. If you're around Denton, you can also drop off water and goods at UNT.]
Click here to continue to the complete article by Annie.
Merging Visions Exhibition 2013 starts April 1st and runs through May 18, 2013. View art and paired poetry at each of the three Denton Public libraries (Emily Fowler, North and South Branches.)
Saturday, April 6th, 3-5p.m. the the Denton Public Library South Branch, 3228 Teasley Lane, Denton, TX 76210
See the flyer below for complete information. Public is invited.
MERGING VISIONS 2013
CREATING A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WITH ART AND POETRY
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Merging Visions Exhibit in Denton, Texas
Every April, the Denton Poets’ Assembly joins up with VAST (the Visual Arts Society of Texas) in a collaborative exhibit called “Merging Visions,” in celebration of National Poetry Month. The fifth annual Merging Visions Exhibit will begin on April 1, 2012, and last through May 18th. Pairings will be displayed at all three branches of the Denton Public Library: Emily Fowler, North Branch, and South Branch.
All poems and artwork are originals created by members of the two groups. Some of the poems are created with the artwork as inspiration, and some are inspirations for the artwork. The pairings are mounted on the walls of the libraries for display, available to view during the libraries’ regular open hours.
This year’s exhibit will take place from now until until May 18 at North Branch Library. Everyone is welcome.
There will also be a full-color book of the exhibit, entitled Collections II. Availability and prices are still to be determined.