Literature and Art

For people who read and enjoy good literature--literary classics or literary contemporary and like to make art about it.  Using literature as inspiration for our art.  Also for people interested in writing letters about literature.  This is also a meeting place for The New Arzamas Literary Circle, which is dedicated to writing creative letters on literary topics. 

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Handmade Ezra Pound (Ezruckus Poundamonium) paper doll for a series of skits in which E.P is the main star. --Theresa Williams



Automatic writing by Nancy Bell Scott.



One of a set of cards made while contemplating the poet Theodore Roethke.  On November 12, Roethke suffered the first of what was to be many mental episodes.  It happened in the cold Michigan woods, and he described the experience as having a "secret" revealed to him, which he said was the secret of "Nijinsky."  Nijinsky was a famous ballet dancer who was institutionalized for schizophrenia.  With your permission, I'd like to post your artwork at my blog:  The Letter Project.   I'm also looking for letters about literature and creativity.  All works from the blog have gone through the postal system.

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Arzamas Literary Circle

Started by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams. Last reply by Lisa Harchenko Oct 31. 3 Replies

The Arzamas Literary Circle: The Arzamas Literary Circle shall be dedicated to the personal letter which might take the form of a mosaic, with snatches of poetry, word play, witticisms, and personal…Continue

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Literature and Art

Started by Alfonso Filieri. Last reply by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams Jul 12, 2011. 1 Reply

 gentili Signori poeti e artisti visivi, sono felice di far parte di questo gruppo.Ecco il perchè.Da sempre il mio lavoro cammina tra immagine e parola.Testo e materia visiva.Poesia e carta dipinta…Continue

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Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on October 26, 2015 at 5:56pm

Comment by Grethe Bjørnhaug on October 5, 2015 at 6:37pm

Thank you for membership :)

Charcoal on watercolor paper

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on October 1, 2015 at 4:48pm

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Comment by Christopher Skinner on March 5, 2015 at 8:57pm

Dear friends,

We would like to announce the publication of a limited edition chapbook of the asemic writings by the French author Raymond Queneau (1903 – 1976). Queaneau founded the Ouvroir de littérature potentielle (OuLiPo) in 1960 and published many highly stylised and unconventional works, some of which have been adapted for film. He also published work in pictogram form, to which the work in this book is most closely related.

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This chapbook is being published by Secret Books, a new collaboration between Tim Gaze (AUS) and Christopher Skinner (UK). The books will be digitally printed on quality paper and card stocks, and individually bound in a numbered edition of 100.

Measuring 143 x 108mm the chapbook is double covered with 12 printed pages, consisting of 9 enhanced reproductions by Queneau along with new artwork by Gaze and Skinner, both inspired by the Queneau pages, and an ink portrait of the artist as a young man.

'Raymond Queneau - Ecritures' will be available to purchase worldwide through Big Cartel at just £5.00 plus P&P.
You can see images of the chapbook in production at

We hope that you can support our new collaborative venture by either purchasing a copy of this limited edition chapbook of visual material from one of France's most respected writers. Or even by spreading the word; forwarding this email or the attached PDF to others who you think may be interested, or by linking to our site from your blog, Tumblr or Twitter accounts. Please feel free to use any of the images from our site.

Kind regards,

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on December 12, 2014 at 12:28am

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