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Far Out, Man.

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Share This.Being the best poet on Earth is great and all, but what if you could take your talents into space? NASA isn’t handing out spacesuits, but to commemorate the upcoming launch of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, its Going to Mars project will allow three lucky poets to send their haikus to Mars. Set to launch this November, the MAVEN will be studying Mars’ atmosphere (or lack thereof) and will carry Read More

Chasing Amy.

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Share This.National Poetry Month came and went, but during the month we sought out one of our favorite poets to ever construct a prose, Amy Lawless. Armed with her trusty voice recorder and genuine intrigue, our Editor at Large, Matia Guardabascio, met up with Lawless at Select Cafe in Roslindale where they discussed her origins, her writing process, and her new book, My Dead. THE POET, THE TEACHER, THE BACKGROUND: Read More

As Me as a Bird.

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Share This.A free interpretation of the homonym poem by Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, The Me Bird follows the journey of a ballerina who is in search for freedom. Made by the folk over at 18bis, each component of the short film seems to have some metaphoric relevance. For instance, the frame in which the ballerina in place represents a jail, and that jail is the past. Also feel free to watch the Read More

Inside the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival 2012.

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Share This.Quiet Lunch headed to the annual HBO New York International Latino Film Festival for the premiere of Lemon, a documentary about the Tony Award Winning poet, Lemon Andersen. The tale of Lemon Andersen is a prolific one. Born and raised on the streets of Brooklyn, Andersen is a three time felon who has endured hardships through his undying love of the spoken word. Produced by Russell Simmons, directed by Read More

I Am Afraid.

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Share This.“You say that you love rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say that you love the sun, but you find a shadow spot when the sun shines. You say that you love the wind, but you close your windows when wind blows. This is why I am afraid, you say that you love me too.” - Qyazzirah Syeikh Ariffin.

She Folds.

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Share This.Lucy Glendinning‘s Folding Girl is a beautiful mess. Glendinning, who is also both a sculptor and a poet, uses her versatility to marry the two genres perfectly; crafting a captivating and memorable experience. Folding Girl. Stubbornly she sat the girl with the folding skin, all grounded and unnatural with an unusual hew in her special grin. I thought of her last Thursday, wondering if she washed in the folds Read More