Friday, October 24, 2014

Vicky Gholson [Dr G.] Life Celebration (Excerpts)

New York Sculptors Jackie Winsor and Mary Miss

October 19, 2014--Jackie Winsor and Mary Miss outside the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,  Ridgefield  Ct, at the opening of Winsor's mini-retrospective, one of several shows celebrating the Aldrich's 50th anniversary.
Photo: Liza Béar

Friday, October 17, 2014


You have forgotten that spring
once mated
in your blood,
that your hands
were wild with sap,
that the milk of enthusiasm
boiled in your veins,
that the peach of your heart
was drunk,
that happiness floated
like a stag through your body,
that the entrails of trees
were tough as ropes,
that gardens galloped over horizons,
that fish were blue
and kicked in the sky,
that smells had not yet
sunk into the bogs.
You have forgotten that your thoughts
once walked upright.

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Original Norwegian
by Halvor Roll
translated by Judith Jesch
from Twenty Norwegian Poets (bilingual edition)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cuban Diner near MoMA Queens

Cuban Diner, Exterior, Queens. Photo Liza Béar 2010
Cuban Diner, Interior, Queens. Photo Liza Béar 2010

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mike DeCapite: "And Yet--Score One For the Artists Against Death"

New York, October 11, 2014-- Mike DeCapite reads an excerpt from his chapbook, Creamsicle Blue, at The Enclave, a longstanding reading series organized by Jason Napoli Brooks and Jim Freed. "Life is a language that I'm starting to forget," deCapite writes, yet life as mindfulness is what's brilliantly recaptured in this brief excerpt--fragile sentiments expressed with such nuance in a piece of virtuoso, affirmative writing. Creamsicle Blue may be obtained from. the author at, from Amazon or possibly from Spoonbill and Sugartown in Brooklyn. The Enclave 
@enclavianmatter is held at the Cakeshop, 152 Ludlow Street, Manhattan, New York. Filmed by Liza Béar. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Blue Room: interview with Mathieu Amalric

Mathieu Amalric and Stéphanie Cléau star in an adaptation of The Blue Room. They co-wrote the screenplay and Amalric directs. A passionate affair on the wane morphs into crime in this taut, sensual thriller that closely follows the non-linear structure of Simenon's roman dur.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Twisted Elms of Tompkins Square

Photo Copyright Liza Béar 2006

Photo Copyright Liza Béar 2006
Photo Copyright Liza Béar 2006

Different Strokes for Different Sheep

Ram in pick-up truck en route to a wedding, Aegean, Turkey, Photo: Liza Béar Oct 2011
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh: three lambs grazing in the cemetery of St Patrick's Cathedral, Mulberry Street, New York,October 2014 Photo Liza Béar