Thursday, August 02, 2007

Today I share with you the work of Mark Kostabi:

Automatic Painting

The Subjective Mind Over Subject Matter

The Woman At The Window

Finally, for the first time in a long time the U.S. Poet Laureate (aka The White Guy Award) will actually be an interesting poet: Charles Simic will replace Donald Hall.

Of course it would have been nice to see a woman appointed; I can think of four names off the top of my head that would've been excellent choices: Lucille Clifton, Rosmarie Waldrop, Lyn Hejinian, or Rae Armantrout, but since the Laureate position was established in 1937 there's only been 9 women selected, so I guess statistically it's unlikely that they might look beyond the old (typically boring) white guys.