Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Literary Arts

Poet’s Corner

Random Musings By Michael Oliveira let sleeping dogs lie — so those dogs who are awake must now tell the truth? if tempus fugit he should not take Spirit Air he'll always be late so funny how it's easy to turn a sentence into...

Watching a character unravel

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“The Silence in the Sound” is an engaging tale in which complicated love — for an alcoholic father, testy patient, enigmatic lover, and our Island — interweaves to create a compelling narrative. Summer resident Dianne...

Poet’s Corner

Jackson Pollock By Paul Dawson Pollack’s beautiful messes have their own covert meaning sécreted in the raw materials of his soul. Peace is yet to be drawn from the chaos of experience and impressions, vulnerable and personal: Each painting a testimony, each painting a sacrifice of...

Powerful words

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It was a special night for the spoken word at the “Poetry on the Vineyard: Def Poetry Reunion” benefit performance at Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center on Saturday. The performing artists, all stupendous wordsmiths,...

An intimate journey

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Francesca Giacco’s exceptional use of language in “Six Days in Rome” creates an immensely nuanced protagonist in Emilia, as we travel with her not just through the streets and piazzas of the ancient city,...

Poet’s Corner

Illumination Night: Oak Bluffs By Dionis Coffin Riggs (from “The Collected Poems of Dionis Coffin Riggs”) Just once each year I can recapture something Of childhood’s summer-scented magic When, on Illumination Night, The band plays in the park. And one by one,...

Larger than life

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In a country where the overwhelming majority are descended from immigrants, and where immigration policy has always been a hot-button issue, it's no wonder that the immigrant's story has had lasting appeal. Whether we're...

All the write stuff

The Martha’s Vineyard Times–sponsored conference Islanders Write returned to Featherstone Center for the Arts last weekend, after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus. Attendees of five panel discussions held on Sunday heard the expertise, advice, and candor...

Clarification: Islanders Write begins at 9 on Monday

In our program for Islanders Write at Featherstone Center for the Arts, the starting time for Monday is incorrect. The first panel  will begin at 9 am. Here's the information. 9 – 10 am Writing...

Islanders Write 2022 Program Guide

Click here for the Islanders Write 2022 Program Guide

Poet’s Corner

Greetings By Dick Fligor to all, I nod my head from time to time. Eye contact kept with all comers. Coffee house culture gone… internet shy… I’ll keep writing to myself till my last goodby. So what to do, where to go now? Buried...

We have questions, they have answers

Each year before Islanders Write, The MV Times asks the writers taking part in the event a series of random questions. Last week we printed a selection of their answers; this week we invite...

Around the Writer’s Table

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In a few days, Islanders Write will kick off. This MV Times–sponsored event brings together writers and publishing professionals (with ties to the Island) for panel discussions and writing workshops focused on the art,...

Diverse works

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The stunning book, “PathwaysArts: New Works” captures artistic moments in time — well, a stretch of time, actually — from just before the pandemic shut down through last spring. The new book abounds in...

Around the Writer’s Table

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The numbers are spiking. There’s too much lead in the water in Tisbury, too many cars on the Island, and yes, too much COVID. Again. On Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 pm, Islanders Write...

We have questions, they have answers

Each year before Islanders Write, The MV Times asks the writers taking part in the event a series of random questions. This year, since more writers are taking part than ever before, we asked...

Below the surface

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Gregory Mone immerses us in another world — or two worlds really — in “Atlantis: The Brink of War.” It’s actually the collision of the under- and above-water worlds that propel the story forward....

Poet’s Corner

Opening the House By Warren Woessner We drag our bags to the side door and hunt for things that don’t work— big things like the heat and hot water and little things like burned out bulbs. I am putting up...

From politics to pitch panels

The MV Times and MV Arts & Ideas are delighted to announce the schedule of panel discussions for this summer’s Islanders Write. As always, Islanders Write will be exploring a variety of genres and...

Sustainable and reusable

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Quite honestly, nothing makes me happier when I’m shopping than the cashier asking, “Would you like a bag?” giving me the option of using my own. I was truly eager to read Lisa D....