Happy 2017 and welcome back to Miriam’s Well.
Some interesting work came in during the blog’s break, and I look forward to posting it for all of you to read. I have pieces from some of my favorite bloggers—my nephew Ezra Katz and perennial writer Devon Miller-Duggan. New Mexico is well represented in poetry, and I’ve seen some interesting art.
So, what’s the view from today? Well, my cohort seems to have been politicized by recent developments in the U.S. When I started Miriam’s Well, I simply wanted to express myself, my world, and my community. These things are all in flux. As a rule, I haven’t covered current events much, only occasionally responding. But my writers are tracking the here and now—so expect more of that. And I’m planning to attend the women’s march in D.C. (God willing & the creek don’t rise) so I hope to report.
Maternal Mitochondria—creative duo of me and my daughter visual artist Isabel Winson-Sagan—has set aside this year for collaboration. We’ll be bringing you into our studio and evolving process—and maybe have some prompts for you as well.
Sculptor Chrisy Hengst and I are starting work on a haiku pathway—there will be some free workshops later this year, so expect to hear more.
And I’ve retired from SFCC! I’ll still be teaching on-line—memoir and poetry this spring (sfcc.edu.com). But I’m particularly open to new collaborations, installations, residencies, and funky projects. So be in touch!
Thank you for reading. The Well is always publishing poetry, and glad to re-blog work that appeared elsewhere. I particularly love when you send me links to land art or roadside outsider attractions, and unusual uses of text. And of course haiku and haibun et al are always welcome.
Keep in touch, and let’s let art be a force for good in this world–peace and justice.
The lights of a visit to Las Cruces brighten some long nights: