A Very Special Creative Thresholds Today

On December 21 of last year, a dear friend and amazing human being said goodbye to planet earth. His name is Walt Pascoe. Intense and luminous artist. Witty, wry, and intelligent crafter of words. Wise spiritual seeker. And a mentor of sorts to so many of us–artists, writers, and anyone who found themselves on a life journey they hadn’t necessarily planned. In this Creative Thresholds, we’re doing a reprise of an essay he wrote in 2012 (which, incidentally and uncannily,Read more

The Power of Art as Witness: Call Me Down the Rain

The second Creative Thresholds issue in July was a very special one and perhaps one of the most important ones we’ve done. It was a series of poems dealing with attacks by Boko Haram in the city of Jos and other areas in northern Nigeria. The cycle of poems began when poet Laura M Kaminski (who grew up in northern Nigeria) posted “Call Me Down the Rain” on her Facebook page. Poet j. lewis responded with one of his own, beginningRead more

The Latest Creative Thresholds

I’m a little late getting this up due to illness, but I still wanted to share the enchanting and provocative latest issue of Creative Thresholds. Moni Smith specializes in pinhole photography, and her photographs are pure delights. There’s always more to see with her work, each extra moment of looking rewarded. Check out “Time In-depth.” Christopher Hutchinson, our writer for the “Postcolonial Thoughts” column, is back with another essay sure to make you think of an artist’s work differently, ifRead more

2015’s First issue of Creative Thresholds

In November 2012 I started an arts-literary blog called Creative Thresholds in order to promote and (hopefully) inspire artists, writers, and other creatives. It comes out the second and fourth Thursday of every month. Today the first issue came out and it’s fantastic! Michael S. Church shares his masterful, provocative collages. aima peintar (Marcella Casu) invites us to explore the inside of the line in her tantalizing drawings. It’s a full, rich issue. Check it out!     Read more

End of the Year issue of Creative Thresholds ROCKS!

The last issue of CT  for the year–and the last issue before going to a twice-monthly format–ROCKED! Michael Dickins explores the blunting of awareness and empathy by our mass media in Michael Dickins: PreOccupied. J. Adam McGalliard works the layers of reality in  “Projections“: “The projected image works as a double-edged sword. It can starkly reveal something that is hidden, like the writhing tattoos of the Illustrated Man, or it can mask an individual as a concealing veil or garmentRead more

Happy Birthday to Creative Thresholds!

A big “Happy Birthday!” to arts and literary blog Creative Thresholds, which celebrated its first year at the end of last month. The anniversary issue was fantastic–poetry, collage, painting, drawing, and photography from an international cast of contributors. Swiss artist Verena Baumann enchants with painting, photography, and drawing. Check out Works by Verena Baumann. Prolific poet Bruce Covey shares a secret in Evidence that Ke$ha is a Key Factor in America’s Growth Economy. Anne-Martine Parent explores the possibilities of photography, specificallyRead more

The Latest Creative Thresholds

I’m excited about the latest Creative Thresholds. Screenwriter and graphic novelist G.A. Gallas shares pages from her graphic novel The Poet and the Flea, an ode to William Blake. My nerd self totally swoons over this. Michi Meko. Flux 2013. Atlanta. One heck of a performance. Christopher Hutchinson discusses why it’s so good in “Postcolonial thoughts: Michi Meko’s The job of the resurrectors is to wake up the dead.” “A sound theater of Negro prison work songs will be playedRead more

The Latest Creative Thresholds

Photography, flash fiction, experimental writing, critique, and iPad drawings: the latest Creative Thresholds. Go behind the scenes of photographer J. Christopher Matyjasik’s latest project: dixie’s s-bahn. See the continuation of Daniel Boscaljon’s and my collaboration in confession: the nature of my crime. Read our new columnist Christopher Hutchinson’s look at Rashid Johnson’s work in Postcolonial Thoughts: Afrofuturist Rashid Johnson’s Message To Our Folks. Hang with Rachel Troutman as she sketches her iPad drawings in Sofa Drawings. Check out Maria Protopapadaki-Smith’s mysterious flash pieceRead more