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Archive April 2009

Coming up on Accents

April 16, 2009 by · No comments

Photo: ghindo This Friday, 4/17/09, on Accents, a radio show for literature, art and culture, you will hear the following: Writing prompt of the week – Water: From Kentucky, poetry by Sara Cavitt From Bulgaria, poetry by Bozhana Apostolova From Germany, poetry by Petja Heinrich Interview: Poet and farmer Jim Lally and artist and farmer […]

Juan De Francisco: Be Honest and Always Try to Learn

April 15, 2009 by · 2 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Juan De Francisco How has the culture of your home country – Mexico – influenced these two passions of yours – architecture and photography? Architecture and photography are very important matters in my country, especially architecture. Long before my country was “discovered” by the Spanish Empire, a great part […]

Scarlet Gold

April 14, 2009 by · No comments

Ludmila Filipova Photo: lepiaf.geo This story is based on real facts The Facts behind the story: Thousands of liters of blood plasma not screened for disease have been shipped to European, American and Asian laboratories over the past 30 years. Turned into expensive blood products there, they are then sold around the world. Hundreds of […]

Juice Church

April 14, 2009 by · 1 comment

Drew Logan Photo: ktylerconk Sitting in Juice Church waiting a return to sanity or donut whichever comes first Someone passes me the box of donuts I become a donut hole in the middle

Artist of the Week – Celia Baron

April 13, 2009 by · No comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with Celia Baron Because my heart has been beating only for the music I signed up for training in music literature trade in Köln. Meanwhile I have been working for a year in Musikhauses Arthur Knopp in Saarbrucken. At that time I realized that I was going to be a musician. In […]

Christo Kuzmanov: “Art is my destiny.”

April 11, 2009 by · 5 comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with the artist Christo Kuzmanov Christo Kuzmanov was born in Sofia, but has been living and creating art for 18 years in Sweden. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in the USA, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Bulgaria. He has taken part in charitable exhibitions and many connoisseurs own pieces of his […]

India, India, Canada Blue

April 11, 2009 by · 1 comment

Gerald Yelle Photo: aussiegall China were a far better partner than this Ferlinghetti of the brain, better than Discipline’s twin sister party favors, Maintenance and Flonase. They take, on the one hand, the flexing of a wrist to mean the same weak nod for as long as the moon captures daylight in its halo.

Guarantees of a Longing Heart

April 10, 2009 by · No comments

Suzanne Nielsen Photo: candlescents Lester Wilcox spoke of his love of firearms shortly before he took his last breath. His sister stood above him removing the PVC pipe that silenced the event, as she was jumpy around loud noises. “Sleep in heavenly peace,” she whispered, then listened to her heart beat contentedly in her own […]

Images – Hubble Space Telescope

April 9, 2009 by · No comments

Hubble Space Telescope was created as a collaborative project of the European Space Agency and NASA. It was carried into orbit by the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990. Its position allows observing infrared emission, as well as the entire electromagnetic spectrum, normally absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere. Starting in April, Public Republic will publish video […]

Sketch For September

April 8, 2009 by · No comments

David Cazden Photo: opticalreflex Like dragonflies on a pond, two girls alight beside me in the college diner–Sali wears an August tan, a hair thin choker streaming around her neck, while the other, red headed, freckled with leaf shadow, stares into her book. Outside, box elders are flinging their doors

Closing Mother Down

April 8, 2009 by · No comments

Cheryl Snell Photo: pixle I’m trimming my sister’s hair when Mother makes for the scissors. I’m the one, she begins. Her words sputter to a halt as I close the gaping blades. She stands, dwarfed in the kitchen she once ruled, and I see her as she was, bending low over the children’s curls, her […]


April 8, 2009 by · No comments

Bozhana Apostolova Снимка: crystalina Lord, what a huge void domain between stamens and constellations – shining chasms of scents, dimmed galactic abysmal spaces. And amidst them, without end resounds the deafening calm, uninhabited by eyes, by bees, wings and handpalms… There is no place for vacuum under the sky anymore… The world will simply collapse […]

And forgetting too comes easier

April 7, 2009 by · No comments

Simon Perchik Photo: Clearly Ambiguous And forgetting too comes easier bending the Earth the way the old learn to see in the dark –I lose count to begin again, finger by empty finger touching my lips, expecting more silence though the baby has no room to make an arch, to feel the wind under one […]

Photography as Dedication

April 7, 2009 by · 22 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Sam Dobrow Tell us more please about your growth as photographer? I started taking photos of my friends in the 6th grade. By the time I was in high school I had a black and white darkroom and was taking photography classes that emphasized traditional photography, the zone system […]

Artist of the Week – Paul Bruins

April 6, 2009 by · 3 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Paul Bruins When and how did you decide to make photography a part of your life? Although I have been interested in photography since early childhood, unfortunately the cost of developing and printing my film-based photographs was prohibitively expensive. Photography became a part of my life soon after I […]

Kiril Kolev: “Photography is for people who don’t like being idle.”

April 5, 2009 by · 1 comment

Natalia Nikolaeva’s interview with Kiril Kolev What are your signature photos? The photos that most people like the most are “Stormy Paris” and “Margaretville”. My favourite one is “Playing with a Glass Ball.” Margaretville I find capturing people challenging, because there is so much going that is so difficult to convey in a snapshot. This […]

Warm Cheap Café

April 4, 2009 by · No comments

Zdravka Evtimova Photo: Bolshakov Winter was wild this year. The sky was full of snow and wind; the trees in front of the cafe looked like stubbly old men in the white air; it was cold in the narrow room overlooking the Struma River that flowed tiredly, grumbling to its rocks. Gogo slept by her […]

Jonas Adner: Photography is Wonderfully Rewarding

April 2, 2009 by · 1 comment

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the Swedish photographer Jonas Adner I love creating things, and I have a need to express myself. I do it mostly by creating pictures but also by using clay. I started using photos in my works about 2 years ago; before that I mostly made my illustrations by hand, with watercolor […]

Strengthening by Removal

April 2, 2009 by · No comments

Ann Lederer Photo: brokinhrt2   They said all the BLOOD in his BODY had been drained and replaced. They didn’t get into the technicalities. When they finally brought him HOME—a yellowish, waxy BUNDLE tucked into the legged BASKET in the dining room—he was too quiet. We were not allowed to get too close. We were […]

Svetlana Gencheva: “The most wonderful thing in the world is the world itself!”

April 1, 2009 by · No comments

Natalia Nikolaeva’s interview with painter Svetlana Gencheva Translated from Bulgarian by Velina Vateva The pure gaze of a child quickly grows dim under the influence of ideas, prejudices and abstract notions. The natural and free human being puts on the heavy armor of the Ego. Only after many years do we instinctively realize that the […]