My work speaks to the current state of relations between the natural culture and human culture and how they affect each other. In 2007, I read The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, a non-fiction account of how the world would respond if human civilization disappeared tomorrow leaving behind our waste. I began making paintings based on this idea. I envisioned animals making forts and dwellings out of our. »
Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is a poet, essayist, and native Angelino inspired by paint on walls and the unique and diverse history and culture of her city. She is a literary curator for Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center and was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Award. Her work has been published in The Los Angeles Review, PALABRA, and. »
If you haven’t seen it, Julie & Julia is a movie (based on a book) about a late twenty/early thirty-something, who suddenly realizes her career is going nowhere. To change this fact she begins a self-imposed quest to cook every recipe in Julia Child’s Mastering The Art of French Cooking within 365 days, and to blog about the experience along the way.
I saw Julie & Julie in the theatres with my mother. As we walked out she exclaimed, “I should do a blog. I could write about something.” I was in the second month of my very first blog, and quietly thought, oh sure, anyone can blog. It’s so easy. Just look at my two meager entries (one being the ever essential, “My blog will be about XYZ”).. »
We’ve been busy here at Splinter. We’ve recently started a blog, and head poetry editor Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo has a radio show on the World Wide Radio Network called Splintered Thoughts.
So if you have a moment, come by and see what us editors are writing and talking about. Click through for links. »