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, 2015. 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 Nancy Bell Scott on July 12, 2011 at 8:56pm

I am still alive

the little falcons will

   tell you

the stars will tell you

I will still come back.

Don't cry yet

spotted butterfly

The stones I piled to

   mark my way

have not yet fallen down

Just ask them.


[old Quechua poem, Peru]


Early collage of mine focusing on the poem -- the poem being what's significant here.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on July 12, 2011 at 8:46pm

Theresa, your Roethke card is most interesting (great colors, too).  Was it here from the start?  Because as you probably know I've been taken up with matters asemic and my head is spinning.  I want you to know, though, that I'm starting a letter in my head for your Letter Project, and it will address my complicated relationship with literature, which has been both very strong and then tired at different times -- but I would say it is always important to me, and it is intertwined with my visual art.  The letter probably should go here too, how to handle?  (Or no?)  You have some time to answer, since so far it's only in my head!


I want to contribute something here that I refound last night among my papers -- not classic, but an old Quechua poem from Peru, poet's name unknown.  In fact the poem itself seems to be mostly unknown (have never been able to find it online anywhere).  I have loved it ever since a close friend/lover gave it to me at a painful time (long ago).  It was included in a very early collage of mine, which is why I thought of it for this group.  I'll post the art below the poem, but remember it was done years ago, and for me the important thing is the poem.

Comment by Svenja Wahl on July 7, 2011 at 7:54pm
Theresa, the Literature and Art group is a wonderful idea!
Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on July 7, 2011 at 3:08pm
Theresa, I just noticed your Literature and Art group -- I'm in, these topics/activities have been part of my life for most of it.  All riiiiight.   Thank you!   I'm sending you something, to go out tomorrow.
Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on July 6, 2011 at 7:20pm
Thank you, Felipe.  I look forward to receiving your poems.
Comment by FELIPE LAMADRID on July 6, 2011 at 7:10pm

 A veces salgo de paseo y encuentro cosa interesante.

cuenta con mi aportacion plástica y poetica cundo la necesite, 

te enviare algunos de mis libros de poemas,

saludos des de cadiz,spain 

Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on July 3, 2011 at 8:43pm

If you send your literature-related art to me, I will send you something back.  Also, I keep a blog called The Letter Project where I like to post things concerned with letters, literature, and creativity, so I'd like to post your art there, too.  My address is: 

Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams

1800 Bowling Green Road East

Bradner, OH  43406-9783


Your work can be anything related to literature, an author, a book, a story, a character, whatever you love.

Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on July 3, 2011 at 8:04pm
Skybridge, too bad about the aborted trip to the Kurt Vonnegut Library, but sounds like a good opportunity to stay in and make mail-art.  :-)  Thanks for posting the link; I wasn't aware there was a Vonnegut Library, although Slaughterhouse-Five is one of my all-time favorite books (and movies).

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