Jan 272013
Fuse Poetry Review: A Provocative Step Out of the Shadows -- Poet Anna de Noailles

Literary history credits Rainer Maria Rilke with establishing European poetry’s seminal concern with the duality between inner and outer worlds. Could it be that Comtesse Anna de Noailles was his precursor in this regard? Translator Norman Shapiro and Black Widow Press should be thanked for bringing her back into the discussion.

Jan 272013
Fuse Visual Arts: Ambergris and Alchemy — A Pilgrimage to John Singer Sargent’s "Fumée d’Ambre Gris"

At times I leave off my avid samplings of one entrancement after another in a great museum. Instead, I make a pilgrimage dedicated to a single work, such as John Singer Sargent’s intoxicating woman in white in “Fumée d’Ambre Gris” at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.