What is poetry for? Lately, many have weighed in on this topic in the popular press. Why do big events like natural disasters, 9/11, or Trump’s election seem to call it forth? Why do many people hate it? Why do many others continue to produce it? How should one approach it as a reader?
Our Art Editor, Carl Scharwath, recently interviewed Amanda Sinco, a fine arts photographer from Orlando, Florida. Read the conversation and stay tuned until the end of the post for some gorgeous samples of Amanda's work!
I’ve been asked one question too many times over my short life: what do you think you’ll do in life?
Is the photograph dependent upon the poem or is the poem dependent upon the photograph?
by Cindy Song, Editor-in-Chief The steady flow of uneven beats courses through the cords of my headphones and into my ears. It carries me like a soaring wave, letting me drift away; washes me onshore. Just blue sky, the ground beneath me, and my music. Let us explore what lies awaiting on that fateful island. Classical … Continue reading Musicality: What Makes Us Human
It was a Saturday morning and I was taking a walk around the pond near my house. And as it often is when I'm in nature, I became hyper-aware of everything around me: the gravel on the path below me, the sound of rustling grass, the dark and light faces of the clouds. And I thought, dang--wouldn't it be so nice if someone could capture all this in words? Paint a picture with blocks and lines? And that is how Minute Magazine was born.