I’ve been negotiating
for creative control
of my life, but
I don’t think
they’re going to
give it to me.
Bill Zavatsky They Don’t Care
The trees and the flowers
if I know their names.
Bill Zavatsky The Era of Good Feelings
I felt good about you. You felt good about me.
Bill Zavatsky “I would like to know…”
I would like to know
what you said
to all my friends
to turn them
Bill Zavatsky's next collection of poetry will be published in 2006 by Hanging Loose Press.
Clifton Meador’s Control MechanismBy Lily Majteles
NOV 2021 | Art Books
The spare, geometric compositions of factory dressings are strangely moving. The book shows both the thrilling advances of the factory floor and the new, liberatory freedom of the gig economy era to be an illusion.
Francine Tint: Life in ActionBy David Ebony
NOV 2022 | ArtSeen
Mostly large canvases (up to 6 by 10 feet) painted within the past three years, in the midst of the pandemic, the works on view in Francine Tint: Life in Action appear as luminous and effervescent as any she has made. But within the parameters of the visual vocabulary she has established over decades, Tint reveals a highly nuanced range of emotional statesfrom exuberantly euphoric to introspectively pensive.
Michael Brenson’s David Smith: The Art and Life of a Transformative SculptorBy Brandt Junceau
DEC 22–JAN 23 | Books
This artists life stares back at the would-be biographer, like a gorgon. The author turned a mirror on it. The tale is made to tell itself, witness by witness, snapped off in an unblinking chain of hard short chapters, almost voice by voice. By conscientious decision, maybe a matter of self-preservation, Brenson is a laconic guide rather than interpreter and thankfully, no explainer.
Charles Baxter’s Wonderlands: Essays on the Life of LiteratureBy Joseph Peschel
SEPT 2022 | Books
The hardest part of being a writer is learning how to survive the dark nights of the soul, Charles Baxter writes about halfway through his new book, Wonderlands: Essays on the Life of Literature. This isnt Baxters first book about writing and the life of the writer as an artist.