Charlie Kelly or Charles Bukowski: Can You Guess Who Wrote Each of These Poems?

In recent years, much has been made of the phenomenon of "outsider art," or art brut. These terms, created respectively by art critic Roger Cardinal and artist Jean Dubuffet, refer to the creations of artists who work outside of the mainstream, such as psychiatric patients. Now, the term applies to visual art, but if we shift the definition to include the written … Continue reading Charlie Kelly or Charles Bukowski: Can You Guess Who Wrote Each of These Poems?

Housman MD, or, House MD but House Speaks Only in Lines from AE Housman Poems

There is a lot of dark, chaotic energy contained in the show that we here at The Niche know as Hate Crimes MD. The weight of sadness and repression palpable in each and every sentence is truly unbearable. It seems fitting, then, to take that sadness and repression and attempt to make it even worse … Continue reading Housman MD, or, House MD but House Speaks Only in Lines from AE Housman Poems

Scenes From Richard Siken’s Crush I Would Like to Adapt into Solange Music Videos

I think if Solange returned my calls and heard what I had to say, she would agree that the following scenes from Richard Siken's Crush are uniquely suited to her artistic voice. In fact, we could EGOT together if she allowed me to direct her next music video based on any of the following fragments. Please … Continue reading Scenes From Richard Siken’s Crush I Would Like to Adapt into Solange Music Videos