We are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost.
– Gaston Bachelard
“Where Are We Going After This?,” Barely South Review, [Forthcoming Spring 2019]
- When the nurse asked to weigh her, Mom handed me her leopard print tote-bag.
“7 Deadly Sins of the Writing Life: Pride,” Hunger Mountain, November 2012
- I needed to be heard. I was in the fifth grade in 1984, when missing children–almost always dead children–stared at me from the milk carton as I ate my breakfast.
“7 Deadly Sins of the Writing Life: Gluttony,” Hunger Mountain, October 2012
- While studying poetry as an undergraduate in UNC Wilmington’s Creative Writing program, I became obsessed with line breaks.
“7 Deadly Sins of the Writing Life: Sloth,” Hunger Mountain, October 2012
- Sloth, real Sloth, is easy to recognize. Greasy hair, potato chip crumbles down the shirt, dirty dishes stacked at the sink and on the coffee table.
“7 Deadly Sins of the Writing Life: Introduction,” Hunger Mountain, October 2012
- Sin. Such a little word.
“A Writing Manifesto,” Bite My Manifesto, 31 Dec. 2012
- I started writing to grasp the chaos which is human nature. I kept writing to identify myself within said chaos.
“What It’s Like Living Here,” Numero Cinq Magazine, February 2011
- You relocated last summer and for the first time in seventeen years you feel at home. Let’s clarify.
“Studio In A Suitcase,” Vermont College of Fine Arts Newsletter, Winter 2012
- “Simplicity comes from traveling,” says MFA-VA alumna Denise Karabinus Telang.
“Modern and Made by Hand,” Architects + Artisans, 20 Dec. 2010
- Once craftsman Evan Lightner had built his first piece of furniture, he began to focus solely on custom woodworking.
“Painting to Create a Community,” Architects + Artisans, 10 Dec. 2010
- When artist Alia El-Bermani moved to North Carolina from California, painting helped her find a sense of place.
“Ali Cavenaugh and the Female Form,” Architects + Artisans, 22 Nov. 2010
- An expressionist with a streak of formalism, Ali Cavenaugh offers insights into the unexpected and recognizable aspects of life with playful and thought-provoking figurative paintings.
“A Vanishing Oasis at City’s Edge,” w. J. Michael Welton, Architects + Artisans, 15 Nov. 2010
- An 11-acre, Taliesin-like landmark in Raleigh, NC is about to be transformed into low-income housing.
“Carolina’s Vanishing Tobacco Barns,” w. J. Michael Welton, Architects + Artisans, 01 Nov. 2010
- North Carolina’s flue-cured tobacco barns are all but forgotten vernacular gems today, bygone symbols of a region’s history, culture and economy.
“A Life in Landscape Architecture,” w. J. Michael Welton, Architects + Artisans, 26 Oct. 2010
- New Yorkers may claim Frederick Law Olmstead as their own, and Virginians might cling to the gardens that Charles Gillette once molded and shaped, but North Carolinians today can embrace their own living icon of the landscape architect profession.
“Ligon Flynn, FAIA, 1931-2010,” Architects + Artisans, 25 Oct. 2010
- From the beginning of his career, architect Ligon Flynn sought to incorporate a site’s natural elements into his designs. By the end, he wanted inside and outside to merge and interact seamlessly.
“Art as Life Journey,” Architects + Artisans, 20 Oct. 2010
- Heather Allen-Swarttouw’s art is about a journey.
“In Asheville, Sketching in 3-D,” Architects + Artisans, 19 Oct. 2010
- Building tree houses and wooden boats wasn’t just a childhood past-time for Doug Lapham of Shooting Star Forge.