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(Soulful art by Kahlil Gibran)
The world’s abundant treasury of art and literature would likely be a lot less abundant if not for those famed, or sometimes secret, patrons of the arts who assisted many of our most celebrated creative artists at crucial points in their lives––and sometimes throughout their lives. For visual artist Pablo Picasso, author and patron Gertrude Stein played a major role helping to launch his unparalleled…
(Author and editor-in-chief Zinta Aistars)
Writing professional reviews about the works of other creative artists is an art form in itself, and few have mastered that art form so brilliantly as Zinta Aistars, the author of three books composed in the Latvian language and the much adored editor-in-chief of THE SMOKING POET E-zine. Ms. Aistars' most recent contribution to this specialized literary craft focuses on a title that…
(photo of Susan L. Taylor by Marc Brasz)
When the NAACP in 2006 presented author and social activist Susan L. Taylor with its President’s Award, the organization publicly acknowledged what readers of Essence® Magazine had been experiencing for nearly four decades. Namely, that Ms. Taylor is among the most effective, dynamic, and beloved human resources on the planet. In All About Love (Urban Books) a rich of harvest of writings…