Category Archive: News

A Summer of Visual Arts and Artists

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This summer I finally fulfilled my desire to paint a self portrait. The portrait turned out to be a triptych in acrylic paint and it certainly shows my novice level, but who cares?… Continue reading

Sportin’ Literature

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I have barked and cheered at the television and searched sports blogs feverishly during this year’s NBA championship and USTA seasons. And I did these things relatively alone, talking to one friend via… Continue reading

Dr. MOLECULA – GRAFFITI ARTIST REPS THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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(Photography by Javier Montero) It’s December 30th in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and my flight has arrived at midnight.  My father and brother are waiting for me on the other side of the… Continue reading

Letter From Birmingham Jail: Creative Nonfiction?

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The genre of creative nonfiction is no longer new, but it is still a baby in the literary world. It might be highly contestable to call Lee Gutkind the baby’s father, but without… Continue reading

Earth to Big Mouth?

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Almost a year ago, a prize-winning poet and sweet friend sent me an email telling me that I should respond to Claudia Rankine’s open-letter call. This friend and I talk often about race… Continue reading

Pick of the Unknown

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As 2011 comes to an end, writers the world over are taking stock of their rejection letters, acceptance letters and un-submitted final(?) drafts in hopes of a new year with their names in… Continue reading

WRITING WITH LIGHT: MEET BROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHER SERGIO GRACIA

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This week Delen Arts welcomes Puerto Rican born, Brooklyn photographer, Sergio Concepción de Gracia. We asked Sergio to share with our readers the central focus and provenance of inspiration for his black and… Continue reading