Untitled 2016. Mixed by Ira Joel Haber

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Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum,The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Everson Museum of Art, The Neue Gallerie, The Ludwig Collection & The Allen Memorial Art Museum. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, Two Creative Artists Service Grants (CAPS) two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn

Museum of Endangered Species by Karen Neuberg

Museum of Endangered Species

 

Karen Neuberg is a retired information specialist and lives with her husband in Brooklyn, NY. Her poetry and collages have appeared in numerous online and print journals and anthologies including Hermeneutic Chaos, Otoliths, Really System, and S/tick, Her most recent poetry chapbook is Myself Taking Stage (Finishing Line Press) and she is associate editor of First Literary Review-East. When not writing poetry or making collages, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing tai chi and yoga, hiking, gardening, and traveling. She especially loves trees.

5 New York Poets by Ricardo Andrade

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Ricardo Sarmento Andrade was in Porto, Portugal, in 1971 and living currently in Porto. He is a biologist, teacher, translator, visual and word artist. Since 2007 he has been writing and translating poetry regularly and in particular he has explored aesthetic relationships between visual artwork and poetry.

Sulu Sonnet Form by Chris Macalino

 

 

Sonnet Form

 

This is called ‘The Sulu Sonnet’, I named it after the helmsman in the popular science fiction TV show, Star Trek. This diagram shows potential, it represents an introductory poetic to the Sonnet as an art form, the diagram conceptualizes the act of writing one kind of Sonnet. The visual element and shape of this kind of poem, either in design or text, helps with the process of crafting the form; especially with the intense practice of writing with hindsight, insight, and foresight. I liken the Sulu Sonnet to feeling like a potter and a poet, sharing the same studio space. In a way, poetry and pottery come together as ceramics; this is because they both require extraordinary talent, ability, and patience.

 

 

Chris Macalino is an artist and writer. He’s reading The Beat Generation, 1970s Canadian Poetry, postmodern novels, with an interest in holo-novel theory. He was one of the winners of The Manitoban Literature Competition in 2015, and he recently found inclusion in several journals; ‘Lost Documents’, ‘The Papermachine’, and ‘Poetry Breakfast’. He lives in Winnipeg.