Abstract Magazine International | #101: Union Card by Robert Lane Wilder
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#101: Union Card by Robert Lane Wilder

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: IKEA Painting 7 by Alan Neider, @aneider52

#101: UNION CARD

Quirky poets work this way

connect point B to point A

positing a perfect

ineluctable poignance

 

Nestling into handsome line

a bird’s eye view of human kind

 

So unfair this doesn’t pay

card carrying member

hell bent local writers union

 

Fabricates words that glow

rocketing through space and time

engineers a mythic magic

little journals shine


About the author:

Caustic, engaging, yet tongue in cheek, Robert Lane Wilder goes deep into art, culture, science, history and nature. He explores human relationships both real and fantastical. He writes odes to the truth of nature, and to the nature of truth. All wrapped in a musical vernacular.

Wilder is currently Arts & Letters Editor at The San Francisco Review.

A variety of media sources have published studies and features about Wilder’s free speech activism. A highlight of his work was a landmark legal victory upholding the first amendment rights of artists to create and disseminate controversial art posters. Media sources covering this included The New York Times, The New York Post, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Austin Chronicle, San Francisco Weekly, LA Weekly, Newsday, and Spin Magazine.

Some publishing credits include Poetry New Zealand, Pacific Review, Chronogram,  The Seattle Review, The Boston Literary Review, Cordite Review, Poetry Quarterly.

This author is a classically trained musician and voice actor, who has performed before diverse audiences coast to coast. Wilder’s music and writings have appeared on nearly three dozen different audio releases. His work has received radio airplay on stations worldwide. Wilder has taught writing at the State University of New York.

A collection of free audio samples from this author’s forthcoming book are available at csmpress.com.

Art: IKEA Painting 7 by Alan Neider, @aneider52

About the artist: 

Alan Neider has been making art for over forty years. His paintings, drawings, and sculpture have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and exhibitions spaces across the country, including The Lowe Museum, Governors Island, Henri Gallery, Nancy Lurie Gallery, Jan Cicero Gallery, Local Projects, and Brian Morris Gallery. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Artforum, Art New England, Hyperallergic, and Two Coats of Paint. He has completed numerous public commissions, including a freestanding painting, “Lake Dance,” installed atop Chicago’s Navy Pier. Neider was awarded a CT Commission on the Arts Grant, and a Robert Rauschenberg Change Inc. Work Grant. He received his MFA from Washington University, St. Louis, and his BFA from California State University, Long Beach.

(Artist’s biography courtesy of New York Artists Equity Association, Inc.)

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