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Newsletter November 13, 2018

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STILL POINT ARTS QUARTERLY

Calls for Artists and Writers

We are pleased to announce the themes for upcoming issues of
Still Point Arts Quarterly and online exhibitions in 2019.

For Spring 2019 . . . 

The Garden

[Gardens are ] full of mysteries and secrets, like . . . poems turned into landscapes.
— Jaclyn Dolamore

image: Mary Macey Butler, Shady Glen from Nature’s Texture

Call for Artists
Submission Deadline: January 2, 2019
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Call for Writers
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2018
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For Summer 2019 . . . 

Our Beautiful Planet

This was exactly what I experienced in space: immense gratitude for the opportunity to see Earth from this vantage, and for the gift of the planet we’ve been given.
— Ron Garan, The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

image: Francesco Mocellin, Atacama Dry Lake, Chile WC CC

Call for Artists
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2019
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Call for Writers
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2018
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For Fall 2019 . . . 

The Dance

I would like to no longer dance to anything but the rhythm of my soul.
— Isadora Duncan

image: Edvard Munch, The Dance of Life WC PD

Call for Artists
Submission deadline: July 1, 2019
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Call for Writers
Submission deadline: June 1, 2019
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For Winter 2019 . . . 

Phenomenal Woman

I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
Maya Angelou, "Penomenal Woman"


image: The Queen of Sheba from Bellifortis by Conrad Kyeser, c.1402 WC CC

Call for Artists
Submission deadline: October 1, 2019
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Call for Writers
Submission deadline: September 1, 2019
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SHANTI ARTS IN THE NEWS

Scott writes about how his visionary book came to be . . . 

Sometimes, perseverance pays off.

Back in the early 2000s, I began working on a few poems in response to Martin Heidegger’s essay, “Building Dwelling Thinking,” which I first read over a decade before while living in Germany.

In this essay, Heidegger argues that dwelling is our way of being on the Earth, but that modern society creates a rift between building and dwelling. . . . 

I wrote to half a dozen publishers I thought would have an interest and Christine Cote of Shanti Arts in Brunswick, Maine, was one of the first to respond. I sent her the manuscript.

A few weeks later, Christine wrote with such enthusiasm and a clear sense of the vision I had for the book. And the press, which was founded in 2011 “to celebrate and promote connections between art, nature, and spirit,” seemed like a gift to the book.

Christine’s design sense, too, was a gift and, when I suggested using some of my friend the artist Hans Van Meeuwen‘s drawings in the book, she loved the idea. Hans was an artist in residence at Millay when I was there in 2002; in fact, it’s where we met.

And when I told Christine I wanted to run the “definition poems” as a footer across the bottom of the page throughout the book, she was willing to try it–as skeptical as she may have been at first. I also ran the idea by my poetry friend Erin Belieu, showing her a sample. She said it “felt like a whisper across the bottom of the page.” It worked!

Sixteen years after that drive up to the Millay Colony, I’m holding a copy of this book in my hand. It seems like a minor miracle. Although, the real miracle will be you, dear readers, and your reaction to my little book of dwelling on the Earth.

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