A mentor showed me this film last February, and I spent that spring in slight obsession with Alexander Calder. I read and watched and looked and wondered and then wrote too many poems about him, especially his circus. New Orleans Review features two: “Cirque Calder Encore, 1970” and “Curiosities of Cirque Calder, 1927 on.”
If you’d like to get obsessed with Calder too (and haven’t already), I’d suggest visiting the Whitney Museum’s Calder page.
So to Speak‘s fall issue is up online, in which I have a poem from a circus sequence I wrote last winter. Read it here.
My prose poem/lovesong to the Lookout Arts Center, “Arrival of the Circus,” appears in Volume 5 of Winter Tangerine Review, an electric journal out of Brooklyn.
You can download Volume 5 for free! (Don’t be scared of the payment page, just give them your addy and then enjoy page after page of wild art and poems.)
I’ve been writing about the circus lately. Luckily, I know this guy:
Sword Swallower Q and A (a poem) from Ellie Rogers on Vimeo.