Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tangerine in a Silver Cup

Background music: "Tangerine," by Johnny Mercer, as sung by Frank Sinatra.  OR as performed by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass on the Whipped Cream & Other Delights album, which is the version running through my head at the moment. Wikipedia reminds me that "Tangerine" was also background music in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.  Who gnu? (Probably me, at some point.) OR, if you prefer, the Led Zeppelin "Tangerine," about a summer day slipping away to gray, as this one is.

Sometimes there's so much going on, I can't fit it all in: to a blog post, an origami brain, or a silver cup.

Anyhoo, I am celebrating Jonathan Koch, who has appeared in my blog before, and who is the current Artist Watch feature up at Escape Into Life. The painting Tangerine in a Silver Cup is already sold, but you can find plenty more at Koch's website or at the John Pence Gallery website, and, if you are in the Santa Cruz/San Francisco area, you can see them in person and attend the exhibit opening on Friday, July 12th, 6-8 p.m., at John Pence Gallery, 750 Post Street, San Francisco, CA. (Go for it, Seana!)

In poetry news, I have an "origins" essay in the new issue of Poetry East, on the genesis of my poem "Damage" from Broken Sonnets. And a poem up today in the new issue of Eclectica, "Nightfall," with cool digital--you might even say Star Trekkian--art by Adam Ferriss. "Nightfall" is in the Word Poem section, where poets used a set of words to spur new poems. In fact, "spur" was one of the words! Along with "command," "water," and, yes, "nightfall."

The next set is: question, circle, abandon, electric. Go for it, word poets! Eclectica is a friendly place, with virtual coffee. And here are some virtual oranges.


Cathy said...

Mm, I can smell the virtual coffee--good stuff!

Collagemama said...

Intrigued as a little kid by the line, "Where the label says from Macy's Mezzanine." I loved this song! Thanks for the memories, but that's a different song.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Oooh--that origins essay sounds awesome! Is it available online, do you know?