On stealing inspiration, and why I love museums

In case you missed it, I have a new essay published on ‘all the sins’ that talks about ekphrastic literature and art, and how museums are perfect for collecting inspiration. Also features one of Michele’s and my photopoetry collaborations!

Sea Dreams and Time Machines

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My features essay, “Art Heists for Art’s Sake,” is now up to kick off Issue 3 of the lovely UK literary journal, all the sins!

…the day I stood in front of that Breugel painting and talked poetry with my mother was a turning point for me. Since then, I’ve worked inspiration from other art forms into my creative writing, both poetry and prose, both consciously and unconsciously. Museums have also become my career, both as a museum educator and as a museum advocate. Fortunately, one creative practice informs the other in a rewarding cycle.

You can read the full article here.

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