“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. The most you can do is live inside that hope, running down its hallways, touching the walls on both sides.” –
This year’s Artemis Journal features our guest writer, Ron Smith with several poems and today’s post highlights, Virgin & Child with Monkey, in which he used an engraving by Albrecht Durer, c 1498 to inspire his Ekphrastic Poem. (Ekphrastic poetry is a poem inspired by a work of art).
Artemis is pleased to present the photograph “The Beauty of Simplicity” by William Cates, (published in Artemis 2016) and an essay by Cara Ellen Modisett, “From Interstate 81” (published in Artemis 2014).
Maurice Ferguson, our distinguished Literary Editor has been with Artemis since the early days in the 1980’s, serving on our Board and editing various yearly journals. Here is one of his fine poems, “The House on the Mountain”.
Artemis is pleased to be working with Carilion Clinic’s program of “Poems in the Waiting Rooms”, by providing take home brochures of poetry in their clinic waiting rooms around the region. This is a natural fit for Artemis as we believe in the healing power of art and poetry. Here is a testimony by one of our gifted artists, published in the 2015 and 2016 Artemis, Tricia Scott.