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· Herman Melville: The Maldive Shark (Poem) · Will Streets: A Lark Above the Trenches 1916 (Poem) · Hans Ebeling Koning: Snail · Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side by Dr Julia Shaw · Montague Horatio Mostyn Turtle Pigott: The Lion (Poem) · OEROL – 14 / 23 juni 2019 – TERSCHELLING · Majella Cullinane: Whisper of a Crow’s Wing (Poetry) · Ian Humphreys: Zebra (Poetry) · Hans Ebeling Koning: Landscape · 2019 Jubileumjaar Lustwarande Tilburg · Naakt of bloot? Het vrouwelijk naakt in de hedendaagse kunst in Museum Jan Cunen Oss · The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers

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Herman Melville: The Maldive Shark (Poem)

  

The Maldive Shark

About the Shark, phlegmatical one,
Pale sot of the Maldive sea,
The sleek little pilot-fish, azure and slim,
How alert in attendance be.
From his saw-pit of mouth, from his charnel of maw,
They have nothing of harm to dread,
But liquidly glide on his ghastly flank
Or before his Gorgonian head;
Or lurk in the port of serrated teeth
In white triple tiers of glittering gates,
And there find a haven when peril’s abroad,
An asylum in jaws of the Fates!
They are friends; and friendly they guide him to prey,
Yet never partake of the treat —
Eyes and brains to the dotard lethargic and dull,
Pale ravener of horrible meat.

Herman Melville
(1819 – 1891)
The Maldive Shark

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Will Streets: A Lark Above the Trenches 1916 (Poem)

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A Lark Above the Trenches 1916

Hushed is the shriek of hurtling shells: and hark!
Somewhere within that bit of soft blue sky-
Grand in his loneliness, his ecstasy,
His lyric wild and free – carols a lark.

I in the trench, he lost in heaven afar,
I dream of Love, its ecstasy he sings;
Doth lure my soul to love till like a star
It flashes into Life: O tireless wings

That beat love’s message into melody –
A song that touches in this place remote
Gladness supreme in its undying note
And stirs to life the soul of memory –
‘Tis strange that while you’re beating into life
Men here below and plunged in sanguine strife!

John William (Will) Streets
(1886 –1916)
A Lark Above the Trenches 1916
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Hans Ebeling Koning: Snail

Hans Ebeling Koning
Snail

Hans Ebeling Koning (1931) received his education at AKI in Enschede where he later became a teacher in drawing and painting. His work is represented in many public and private collections including Museum Henriette Polak in Zutphen, Rijksmuseum Twente and the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem.

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Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side by Dr Julia Shaw

A smart and highly readable exploration of why we think and do bad things.

Dr Julia Shaw shows us that the same dispositions that make us capable of heinous crimes may also work to our advantage. And, if evil is within all of us, should it be said to exist at all?

In Making Evil, Shaw uses a compelling mix of science, popular culture and real life examples to break down timely and important issues. How similar is your brain to a psychopath’s? How many people have murder fantasies? Can A.I. be evil? Do your sexual proclivities make you a bad person? Who becomes a terrorist?

Dr Julia Shaw is a scientist in the Department of Psychology at University College London (UCL). Her academic work, teaching and role as an expert witness have focused on different ways of understanding criminal behaviour. Dr Shaw has consulted as an expert on criminal cases, delivered police-training and military workshops, and has evaluated offender diversion programs. She is also the co-founder of Spot, a start-up that helps employees report workplace harassment and discrimination, and employers take action. Her work has been featured in outlets such as CNN, the BBC, the New Yorker, WIRED, Forbes, the Guardian and Der Spiegel.

Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side
Dr Julia Shaw (Author)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Main edition (7 Feb. 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786891301
ISBN-13: 978-1786891303
Hardcover: 320 pages
Feb 2019
Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 3 x 22 cm

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Montague Horatio Mostyn Turtle Pigott: The Lion (Poem)

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The Lion

(Being an essay written by a pupil
in Dame Europa’s School)

The Lion is a kind of Ass,
His silliness is simply crass ;
He’s such a tame, long-suffering beast
You cannot rile him in the least,
For, though he’s very, very strong,
He never will resent a wrong ;
So, though he’s very, very big.
The other beasts don’t care a fig,
But pinch his tail and tweak his ear.
For he won’t mind — He’s such a dear !
They give him most tremendous snubs.
And kill whole litters of his cubs ;
He’ll sometimes give one little roar,

Montague Horatio Mostyn Turtle Pigott
(1865–1927)
The Lion (Poem)
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OEROL – 14 / 23 juni 2019 – TERSCHELLING

 

De vaak gehoorde verspreking ‘op Oerol’ in plaats van ‘op Terschelling’ geeft aan dat Oerol de functie heeft gekregen van een plek. In 2019 kantelt Oerol de perspectieven.

K a n t e l e n d e  perspectieven

Oerol laat dit jaar de vergezichten, de perspectieven van de makers, en ook hun zorgen en hoop voor de toekomst zien. Een wereld waarin je wordt uitgedaagd je eigen inzichten tegen het licht te houden. Een tijdelijke samenleving waarin iedere deelnemer telt en de verwondering centraal staat.

Naast een sterk vernieuwend aanbod van Theater, Pop-up performances en Expedities, is er muziek uit alle werelddelen te beluisteren.

Nieuw dit jaar zijn onder andere de Secret Garden Sessions. Deze concertreeks met neo-klassieke muziek van Nederlandse en buitenlandse artiesten vindt plaats in de idyllische omgeving van Zelfpluktuin Groenhof.

Het geheel van Oerol Talks biedt ruimte voor reflectie voor zowel makers als bezoekers. Ook de kunstvorm spoken-word krijgt een eigen plek in verschillende onderdelen van de programmering.

Oerol 2019 – 14 t/m 23 juni

Oerol is een vrijstaat voor makers en publiek. Al meer dan 37 jaar biedt het festival ruimte voor talentontwikkeling, experiment en dialoog.

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Majella Cullinane: Whisper of a Crow’s Wing (Poetry)

Originally from Limerick, Ireland, Majella Cullinane has lived in New Zealand since 2008.

With an MLitt in Creative Writing from St. Andrew’s University, Scotland, in 2011, she published her first poetry collection, Guarding The Flame, with Salmon Poetry.

Her poems and short stories have been published in Ireland, the UK and New Zealand.

In 2014 she was awarded the Robert Burns Fellowship at Otago University, and in 2017 was the Sir James Wallace Trust/Otago University Writer in Residence at the Pah Homestead in Auckland.

She won the 2017 Caselberg International Prize for Poetry, and has been shortlisted for the Strokestown and Bridport International Poetry Prizes.

Better to consider
the small shapes in the gorgeous chaos of the world:
a snowflake flitting through the air,
swathes of blue and orange entangling the sky in their warm shawl,
glances to be tucked away like stones run smooth by rivers,
the shadows of our hands like wings, playing with the light.

Whisper of a Crow’s Wing
Author: Majella Cullinane
Language: English
Poetry
Paperback
100 pages
ISBN: 9781912561360
Publisher: Salmon Publishing
1 Dec. 2018
£10.00

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Ian Humphreys: Zebra (Poetry)

In Zebra, a boy steps tentatively from the shadows onto a strobe-lit dancefloor.

Ian Humphreys’ much-anticipated debut shimmers with music, wit and humour while exploring mixed identities, otherness, and coming-of-age as a gay man in 1980s Manchester.

These acutely-observed, joyful poems pay homage to those who took the first steps – minority writers, LGBT civil rights activists, 70s queer night-clubbers and the poet’s own mixed-race parents.

A heady cocktail of the playful, political and mythical, Humphreys’ Zebra is also a creature of opposites – light and dark, countryside and cityscape, highs and lows. The collection moves from semi-rural England to the metropolitan hubs of Hong Kong, London and New York, circling its subjects, often finding the uncanny in the familiar, always drawing the reader centre-stage.

Ian’s debut full-length collection of poetry, Zebra, is forthcoming from Nine Arches Press in Spring, 2019. A portfolio of his poems was published in 2017 by Bloodaxe in Ten: Poets of the New Generation. His work has featured in magazines and anthologies, such as The Poetry Review, The Rialto, Ambit, Magma and The Forward Book of Poetry.

Ian Humphreys has won a number of awards, including first prize in both the 2016 Hamish Canham Prize and the 2013 PENfro Open Poetry Competition. In 2018, he was Highly Commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry. Ian has also been published internationally in overseas journals and anthologies. His fiction has been shortlisted three times for the Bridport Prize.

Ian Humphreys has had work featured in journals and anthologies such as The Poetry Review, The Rialto, Magma and The Forward Book of Poetry 2019. Awards include first prize in the Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham Prize. He has been highly commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry, and two of his poems have been longlisted in the National Poetry Competition. Ian is a fellow of The Complete Works, which promotes diversity, quality and innovation in British poetry. A portfolio of his poems is published in Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe).

Zebra
Ian Humphreys
Poetry
Format Paperback
80 pages
Dimensions 150 x 210 x 22mm
Publication date 11 Apr 2019
Publisher Nine Arches Press
Publication City/Country Rugby, United Kingdom
Language English
ISBN10 1911027700
ISBN13 9781911027706
Cover artwork: Louise Crosby
BIC Code: DCF
€15,99

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Hans Ebeling Koning: Landscape

Hans Ebeling Koning
Landscape

Hans Ebeling Koning (1931) received his education at AKI in Enschede where he later became a teacher in drawing and painting. His work is represented in many public and private collections including Museum Henriette Polak in Zutphen, Rijksmuseum Twente and the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem.

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2019 Jubileumjaar Lustwarande Tilburg

2019 Jubileumjaar Lustwarande
26 mei – 20 oktober

In 2019 jubileert Lustwarande. Delirious is de tiende expositie in park De Oude Warande.
Ook paviljoen Grotto, door Callum Morton voor De Oude Warande ontworpen, bestaat tien jaar.
Lustwarande start het seizoen op 26 mei met de eerste van twee edities van Brief Encounters ’19.

2019 Jubileumjaar Lustwarande
Delirious
15 juni – 20 oktober

Delirious presenteert een overzicht van recente ontwikkelingen en focust op materialiteit, de huid van hedendaagse sculptuur.
Met nieuw werk van zesentwintig kunstenaars, onder wie Isabelle Andriessen (NL) – Steven Claydon (UK) – Claudia Comte (CH) – Hadrien Gerenton (FR) – Camille Henrot (FR) – Nicholas Hlobo (SA) – Saskia Noor van Imhoff (NL) – Esther Kläs (DE) – Sarah Lucas (UK) – Justin Matherly (US) – Bettina Pousttchi (DE) – Magali Reus (NL) – Bojan Šarčević (RS) – Filip Vervaet (BE)
curatoren: Chris Driessen & David Jablonowski

2019 Jubileumjaar Lustwarande
Brief Encounters ‘19
26 mei & 8 september

Op 26 mei presenteert Lustwarande de eerste editie van Brief Encounters van dit jaar, met nieuwe performances van Melanie Bonajo (NL), William Hunt (UK) en Grace Schwindt (DE).
Het programma wordt begin mei bekend gemaakt.
Op 8 september vindt de tweede editie plaats, met onder andere nieuw werk van Gosie Vervloessem (BE).
curatoren: Chris Driessen & Lucette ter Borg

Locatie: Lustwarande – park De Oude Warande, Tilburg

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Naakt of bloot? Het vrouwelijk naakt in de hedendaagse kunst in Museum Jan Cunen Oss

 

Naakt of bloot? Het vrouwelijk naakt in de Nederlandse schilderkunst 1875-1925
Naakt of bloot? Het vrouwelijk naakt in de hedendaagse kunst

Naakt of bloot? Deze vraag vormt de rode draad van de tentoonstellingen Naakt of bloot? Het vrouwelijk naakt in de Nederlandse schilderkunst 1875-1925 en Naakt of bloot? Het vrouwelijk naakt in de hedendaagse kunst in Museum Jan Cunen (3 februari tot en met 19 mei 2019). Naakten van George Hendrik Breitner, Isaac Israels en Jan Sluijters gaan een dialoog aan met werk van hedendaagse kunstenaars als Lita Cabellut, Bart Hess en Carla van de Puttelaar. Het museum voelt zich geroepen om de tegenstelling die in de huidige samenleving ten aanzien van naakt is ontstaan, zichtbaar en bespreekbaar te maken. Want waar we aan de ene kant krampachtig en preuts omgaan met bloot, worden we er aan de andere kant voortdurend mee overladen.

Naakt of bloot, wat is eigenlijk het verschil? Bij het kijken naar kunst blijkt er een subtiele scheidslijn te zijn tussen deze twee begrippen. ‘Bloot’ betekent ‘zonder kleren zijn’, een toestand die vaak samengaat met een gevoel van schaamte, zowel voor degene die kijkt als voor degene naar wie gekeken wordt. ‘Naakt’ verwijst naar een natuurlijke of artistieke vorm van naaktheid die niet tot verlegenheid stemt. Beide termen zijn echter subjectief. Wat de één als naakt ziet, ervaart een ander als bloot. Wat is voor jou het verschil? Waar trek jij de grens?

De exposities in Museum Jan Cunen roepen de vraag op of de kijk op naakt tussen pakweg 1875 en 1925 eigenlijk wel zo anders is dan tegenwoordig. In de media worden we voortdurend geconfronteerd met bloot, terwijl de omgang daarmee een stuk gevoeliger ligt dan enkele decennia geleden. Terwijl het internet tot in extremen toegang geeft tot alle vormen van bloot, wordt een vrouwentepel stelselmatig verwijderd van social media. Een tendens die raakvlakken heeft met de dubbele moraal in de late negentiende eeuw: enerzijds werd de maatschappij destijds gekenmerkt door kuisheid en preutsheid, anderzijds werd er op zedelijk gebied vaak een oogje dichtgeknepen. ‘Wat je niet ziet, bestaat niet’ lijkt opnieuw onderdeel van de tijdgeest.

Museum Jan Cunen wil de tegenstelling die in de huidige samenleving ten aanzien van naakt is ontstaan, zichtbaar en bespreekbaar maken en onomwonden de schoonheid van het naakte lichaam vieren. Om overeenkomsten en verschillen bloot te leggen tussen de oude en nieuwe ideeën over het vrouwelijk naakt, gaat de kunst uit het einde van de negentiende en het begin van de twintigste eeuw een dialoog aan met kunstwerken van hedendaagse kunstenaars. Werk van vooraanstaande Nederlandse meesters als George Hendrik Breitner, Isaac Israels, Jan Sluijters en Jan Wiegers worden getoond in combinatie met werk van hedendaagse kunstenaars Lita Cabellut, Bart Hess, Carla van de Puttelaar, Viviane Sassen en Isabelle Wenzel. Ook wordt podium geboden aan vier jonge talenten: Charissa van Dijk, Margherita Soldati, Mariëlle Veldhuis en Meret Zimmermann. Zo koppelt het museum de blik van ruim een eeuw geleden aan de actuele discussie over het naakt in de beeldende kunst en de huidige maatschappelijke positie van het naakt. De vergelijking tussen toen en nu biedt een andere kijk op de eigen tijd en plaatst onze omgang met het blote lichaam in een breder perspectief.

Naakt of bloot? Het vrouwelijk naakt in de Nederlandse schilderkunst 1875-1925
Naakt of bloot? Het vrouwelijk naakt in de hedendaagse kunst
3 februari t/m 19 mei 2019

Museum Jan Cunen
Molenstraat 65
5341 GC Oss
T: (0412) 798 000
E: info@museumjancunen.nl

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The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers

A deliciously diverse anthology of essays, stories, poems, and graphic memoirs, where writers explore the deeply human act of kissing.

Kisses from Nick Flynn, Rebecca Makkai, Pico Iyer, Ilyse Kusnetz, Andre Dubus III, Christian Kiefer, Camille T. Dungy, Major Jackson, Bich Minh Nguyen, Terrance Hayes, Ada Limón, Honor Moore, Téa Obreht and Dan Sheehan, Kazim Ali, Beth Ann Fennelly, and others.

In this wide-ranging collection of essays, stories, graphic memoir, and cross-genre work, writers explore the deeply human act of kissing, and share their thoughts on a specific kiss—the unexpected and unforgettable, the sublime and the ambiguous, the devastating and the regenerative. Selections from beloved authors “tantalize with such grace that they linger sweetly in your mind for days” (New York Times Book Review), as they explore the messy and complicated intimacies that exist in our actual lives, as well as in the complicated landscape of the imagination.

This is a book meant to be read from cover to cover, just as much as it’s meant to be dipped into—with each kiss pulling us closer to the moments in our lives that matter most.

From Sioux Falls to Khartoum, from Kyoto to Reykjavik; from the panchayat forests of India to the Giant’s Causeway on the coast of Northern Ireland; in taxis and at bus stops, in kitchens and sleigh beds, haystacks and airports around the globe—people are kissing one another.

The sublime kiss. The ambiguous kiss. The devastating kiss. The kiss we can’t take back. The kiss we can never give. The kiss that changes a life. In this anthology, writers and thinkers share their thoughts on a specific kiss—the unexpected and unforgettable—in an attempt to bridge the gulf, to connect us to one another on a deeply human level, and to explore the messy and complicated intimacies that exist in our actual lives, as well as in the complicated landscape of the imagination.

Sparked and developed from a series curated for Guernica by editor Brian Turner, this is a book meant to be read from cover to cover, just as much as it’s meant to be dipped into—with each kiss pulling us closer to the moments in our lives that matter most.

Brian Turner is the author of the memoir My Life as a Foreign Country and the poetry collections Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise. He directs the low-residency MFA at Sierra Nevada College. The Kiss was conceived with his late wife, the acclaimed poet Ilyse Kusnetz, to whom it is dedicated. It was developed from a series he curated for Guernica.

Contributors: Kim Addonizio – Kazim Ali – J. Mae Barizo – Laure-Anne Bosselaar – Kurt Brown – Nickole Brown – Benjamin Busch – Brian Castner – Tina Chang – Steven Church – Adam Dalva – Mark Doty – Andre Dubus III – Camille T. Dungy – Martín Espada – Dave Essinger – Siobhan Fallon – Beth Ann Fennelly – Nick Flynn – Kimiko Hahn – Cameron Dezen Hammon – Terrance Hayes – Pico Iyer – Major Jackson – Lacy M. Johnson – Christian Kiefer – Matthew Komatsu – Ilyse Kusnetz – Ada Limón – Rebecca Makkai – John Mauk – Christopher Merrill – Philip Metres – Kathryn Miles – Dinty W. Moore – Honor Moore – Aimee Nezhukumatathil – Bich Minh Nguyen – Téa Obreht – Kristen Radtke – Suzanne Roberts – Roxana Robinson – Schafer John c – Dan Sheehan – Tom Sleigh – Patricia Smith – Ira Sukrungurang – Christopher Paul Wolfe – Sholeh Wolpé

The Kiss:
Intimacies from Writers
by Brian Turner (Editor)
Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 9780393356885
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Available in paperback on February 12, 2019
$15.71

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