INTRODUCTION + 21st CENTURY ART, C.E.- B.C., A Context
NEW POSTINGS NOTES:
August 1, 2004 --I invite you to come on an adventure with me in stitching
my latest needlepoint THE TEN
THATS -- ie. to share step by step the creative process of developing
an improvisational piece of needlepoint, indeed doubly improvisational,
because it is based on North Indian Classical music -- which, like
needlepoint, manifests within one of the strictest "grid systems" in the world, both of which,
nonetheles, allow for, literally, infinite variation. Indeed the
improvisation is triple as I layout the web page for which I have scanned,
over time, the stages in developing the needlepoint, and now, having
almost finished the piece, I am posting these along with an explantory
text. The page is still very much under construction, but come and enjoy
the process. It is hoped that the needlepoint will be completed just one
step sooner than the web page.
Under Poetry, The Opinionated Cat has just been posted, a collection of Shiva-purna Poems.
Also, a new form of fiction, Cyber Bytes can be seen under Fiction. The Kalachakra and its text, the main philosophical and technical documentation of the Needlepoints, is now complete. An autobiographical Essay tells about the founding of the American Film Institute, Directing Workshop for Women. The 2001 Poems, The 2002 Poems, The 2003 Poems The 2004 Poems and The 2005 Poems form an almost, in some instances, daily-added-to foundation for my many Poetry Collections and Ascesis. As The 2006 Poems are gestating and being born, I will continue to add some of my Early Works in both poetry and prose.
In 2005, I completed many early drafts of a Novel/Memoir entitled Trivium. It will be posted eventually -- maybe after seven more drafts.
Under CAUTION on the Poetry, Table of Contents page, there is documentation about the 116 poems plagiarized from this website -- and poems plagiarized from at least ten other poets -- by AOL Poetry Board users, as well as some advice about what to do if you, as a poet or Internet user, are singled out for this dubious form of appreciation.
+ Under POETRY are poems both mundane and mystical about India, America, China, Europe and other states of mind. New works are added frequently and noted under Newly Posted. Recent Collections include: The Exultation Poems (2003) Poems Inspired by Nisargadatta (2002), Birds Migrate At Night (1999), the 338 poems of the Poetic Forms Used in English, (The Desolation Poems) (1987-2001).This Forms Collection, contains most of the canon of about 400 American/English Poetry Forms. Along with its scansions and drafts, it is archived in Special Collections at the Blagg-Huey Library of Texas Womans University, Denton, Texas.
+ Under TEXTILE ART is an exhibition of Needlepoints, catalogued and footnoted, which was most recently exhibited at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Some of the works are based on North Indian Classical music, others are inspired by both Eastern and Western iconography.
+ Via TEXTILE ART this Website is linked to 21ST CENTURY ART, C.E. -- B.C., A Context. Created under the Open Studios Project of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Benton Foundation, the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Public Libraries and Microsoft's Technology Resource Institute, it exhibits some of the world's finest work in Needlepointing, Weaving, Baskerty, Architecture, Chinese Lattice, Tapestry, Rugs, etc. -- the "grid arts".
+ Under MUSIC can be found profiles of some of North Indian Classical Music's greatest musicians: Ali Akbar Khan , the finest musician alive today; Swapan Chaudhuri, the great tabla master; Sisir Kona Dhar Chowdhury, violinist; and Laxsmi Ganesh Tewari, vocalist.
+ Under ESSAYS will be posted some autobiography, some old and new articles, some philosophy. The first posting is Dream of the Marble Bridge, the Founding of the Directing Workshop for Women of the American Film Institue, a History.
+ Under TRAVEL are stories from India about Vijayanagar, Mahabaleshwar, Bodh Gaya; from America, Mission Walk, Crossing the Country, San Francisco ; other stories include Spain, Zen Walking, Terror. There are also poems about India, Nepal, Tibet, Angkor Wat, Iraq.
+ Under FICTION is No Palms, a novel, and the short stories: Sheba, Kat Black a mystical, Cattipoint-illustrated tale, and House Hunting, as well as various collections of Cyber Bytes.
Under ART & POETRY - ACCUMULATIONS is a collection of three-dimensional collages, made of and accompanied by poetry.
Jan Haag may be reached via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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