Deep existential crises can beget great writing. In “Something’s Missing” (2006), Lum candidly reveals that the past eight years “was a time when I felt great disillusionment about art and great disappointment in myself, a crisis of being that I believe afflicts all artists from time to time.” This very crisis brought him to the margins of the art world, searching for answers.
Klara du Plessis: I love poetry readings, but am often bored by them, whether attending or participating. Both in my creative and curatorial practice and in my scholarly research, I’ve been driven to think critically about literary curation and to knead the discipline into a more intentional site for the presentation and sharing of poetic work in performance.
My paintings are kind of made of fragments, and I think of my life as fragments too, as very specific, different experiences…
Summer is here and we’re pleased to announce Issue 3.44 (Summer, 2021), our open themed issue gathered around the generative potential of revisioning.
I still wake weeping after dreams
of my grandmothers
wonder if they would like my small dog
what they would say to the cat.
As part of our spring programming, TCR is excited to host Writer-in-Residence Liz Howard for the online writing workshop, “Strange Nature.”
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