MARSDEN HARTLEY Soliloquy in Dogtown

CAPE ANN MUSEUM, GLOUCESTER | JUNE 9 – OCTOBER 14, 2012

Marsden Hartley, “In the Moraine, Dogtown Common, Cape Ann” (1931). Oil on academy board. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; University purchase. Inscribed on verso: Teach us to care and not to care / Teach us to sit still / Even among these rocks / T. S. Eliot, Ash Wednesday.

clouds over land
land filled form
flows floods scratches
Boulder and Brake
be less reactive, at
one’s pace, sinews,
flows, node, scratch,
idea on paper, details,
loop, move out to only
shadow, gentle freak
dark is lush, clouds
streams or fish, suave
rocks, stem
obstacle, serene
sweep, burn,
green, green, grey,
testing, boundary,
energy flush



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Contributor

Vincent Katz

VINCENT KATZ is a poet, translator, and critic. He is the author of the poetry collections Southness (Lunar Chandelier Press, 2016) and Swimming Home (Nightboat Books, 2015). Fantastic Caryatids, just out from BlazeVOX Books, features a collaborative poem and conversation with Anne Waldman. Katz lives in New York City, where he curates Readings in Contemporary Poetry at Dia Art Foundation. Raphael Rubinstein has characterized Katz as “A 21st-century flâneur whose wanderings range from the sidewalks and subways of New York City to the crowded beaches of Rio de Janeiro.”

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