Come Join Us For A Unique and FREE Experience Combining Poetry & Suminagashi! August 11, Santa Fe Railyard

Come Join Us For A Unique Experience Combining Poetry & Suminagashi!

Miriam Sagan & Isabel Winson-Sagan, the creative team Maternal Mitochondria, will be building an art and poetry geocache pathway in Santa Fe’s Railyard Park this summer.
And we want you to help create it.

A FREE WORKSHOP:

When: August 11
Where: Community Room in The Railyard
Time: 1-4
To register: write msagan1035@aol.com with your phone number & email. We will have directions etc.
Limited to 15-20 participants
Priority will be given to kids under 18, and anyone accompanying them.

The workshop will teach each participant to create suminagashi, Japanese inspired marbling, on paper. We will work with low impact materials—water trays and ink.
We will also create poetry based on “weathergrams”—short poems about the environment and our inner selves.

Once the workshop is over, Miriam and Isabel will curate the show. We will combine suminagashi and text, and install it in hidden but findable locations in the Railyard Park. The pathway will be geocached, and locatable by GPS. We will also have maps. The work will be presented anonymously—and the paper and text may have two different authors. All participants will be listed and thanked as part of the pathway, and on our website: https://maternalmitochondria.com/

There will be an informal opening in mid-September. We’ll tell you when it is up, and you can walk it and share it with your friends. It’s a magical way to respond to a special spot in our city of Santa Fe.
We look forward to working with you.

Poetry Reading–Peter Mattair at Op. Cit

Peter Mattair

reading from his new book of poems

QUILT PANEL

Saturday February 3

2pm

Op Cit Books

157 Paseo de Peralta

(in DeVargas Mall)

book signing to follow

As Carol Moldaw wrote in the book’s introduction: These are poems of grace, subtlety and apparent ease;
their lyricism, as in the “pool hall break of fallen apples,” worn lightly but not carelessly.

Harp & Poetry Concert

You are invited!

Linda Larkin and Julie Hawley, harps and Miriam Sagan, poet

December 1, 2017
5:30 pm
1st Presbyterian 208 Grant Ave. Santa Fe
Free

Includes original work, traditional Irish melody, Ladino song, and Hildegarde of Bingen.
Runs about 30-40 minutes.

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Advent by Miriam Sagan

let’s ask ourselves
what is possible—
orange berries
clinging to the thorns

the moon wanes
but like love
replenishes
if only a sliver remains

cattle in the dark field
angels on the doorstep
each house has wings
grown from our intentions

and darkness
with its mother’s caress
touches again, again,
the soft cheek of light

Brass Bell

This is an invitation to submit haiku for the October 2017 issue of brass bell: an online haiku journal.

Theme: body haiku
(haiku about parts of the body)

Include reference to some body part (or the whole body) in your poem(s). Could be related to your body, or to someone else’s.

I will consider one-line and 3-line haiku.

I STRONGLY PREFER new work but previously published poems are okay as long as they do NOT require a credit line (attribution).

PLEASE send more than one poem! I will be looking for variety and the more choices I have, the better. Send up to 10 haiku for consideration.

Deadline:
Wednesday, September 20, 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.
HINT: it is better to send sooner rather than later!

Expected publication date: Sunday October 1, 2017

GUIDELINES:

Paste your haiku in the body of an email — no attachments — and send to:

zee@twcny.rr.com

Be sure to include your name exactly as you wish it to appear, as well as your country. The list of countries will be noted at the top, not with each poem. PLEASE don’t forget to include your country, especially if you do not live in the U.S.A.

If you haven’t been to the brass bell site before then I urge you to visit; read the current issue and browse through the archives. This will also give you a good idea of what I am most drawn to.
http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/

Please do not post this invitation to groups, I don’t want to be overwhelmed! THANK YOU.

NOTE: I’ll acknowledge receipt of your submission. If I have questions or suggestions, or if I don’t feel I can use the haiku you sent, I will let you know. Otherwise, I hope you will be pleasantly surprised when you see what I have chosen, when the issue goes online. I’ll send you the link as soon as I publish the October issue.

I look forward to reading your Body Haiku!
Fondly,
Zee

http://www.zeezahava.blogspot.com/
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Call for Submissions To Miriam’s Well–Current Creative Topic

Here is a very cool question from my life collaborator–husband Rich Feldman–for all you writers out there.

“Do you have an image of the perfect way for your audience to experience your work? Do you think of someone reading it silently in a garden, reading it out loud, lying in bed listening to a recording of you reading it, or experiencing it in some other specific way?”

Do send me a note and I’ll be doing individual blogs on this–msagan1035@aol.com. Send a pdf or in body of email–and you can add a short bio note if you like.

Look forward to your response! Open to everyone.