Epiphany, Solar Eclipse 2019

2019-01-06 Art balm

“Each day I wander through the landscape of spirit: this evening painting…”            “Window, Winter” Gwendolyn Morgan, Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea   (Pawcatuck, Homebound Publications, 2013) p. 8

With gratitude to Erin Dengerink and Don Gray for their inspiration at Art at the CAVE Gallery, Vancouver, this month “seeking beauty and hope in a complicated world.”   Thanks to Erin for gifting us at First Friday with “art balm” and “divining cards,” (as in photo) softening the skin of creativity.     May this year bring spaciousness for painting, reading, writing poetry, creating new art work in the company of many poets and writers, painters and artists, musicians and dancers, dreamers and creatives.


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Merry & Bright Winter Solstice

No.1 Dreaming the Moon into the Sky©Gwendolyn Morgan 2018 “Dreaming the Moon into the Sky” 

Que la paz y belleza de la estación brille, brille en tu corazon.


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Listening to the Trees, New Moon in Sagittarius, Chanukah

Image of Kindness Digital Broadside

“Our planet is in crisis. As readers, publishers, and writers, we must ask ourselves: In this pivotal moment, what is our role?

Here: Poems for the Planet answers this question through poetry and a practical guide to activism, inviting readers to get inspired—literally, take in a new breath—and then take action.”  Copper Canyon Press    https://www.coppercanyonpress.org/

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First Nations Heritage Month, November 2018

Keep looking up Nov 2018

“Keep Looking up,” Dazzle and Llama friends at Clark County Open Studio, Woolen Farms, Washougal

First Nations Heritage Month

Portland Book Festival highlight: New Poets of Native Nations

Literary Arts notes: “the new anthology New Poets of Native Nations, with Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Laura Da’, Layli Long Soldier, and editor Heid E. Erdrich. New Poets of Native Nations gathers poets of diverse ages, styles, languages, and tribal affiliations to present the extraordinary range and power of new Native poetry. “  Recommend reading this anthology and individual books by the poets included in this collection.


Circle of Peace: Women in Islam, WSU, VancouverDr. Tejani-Butt, PhD,  Professor at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia.  Remembering our Muslim sisters and brothers who honor the teachings of the Q’uran in a sacred way not often noted in the mainstream.

First Nations Heritage Month, Gala with Gentle Thunder and Traveling Day Society  http://www.1gentlethunder.com/

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Ridgefield Youth Arts Month benefit at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Vancouver. I read a few poems as the Clark County Poet Laureate after a young poet Jessie from RHS.  May we support our emerging youth artists, dancers, makers, musicians, poets & writers here and collaborative efforts in the arts, sharing our gifts together.

Wild Arts Festival, Audubon authors  http://wildartsfestival.org/authors

Interfaith Coalition of Southwest Washington Thanksgiving Eve service https://www.columbian.com/news/2018/dec/19/local-religious-leaders-host-fourth-annual-interfaith-service/


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Llama Love

Dazzle & llama friends at Woolen Farm November 2018

Dazzle & Llama Friends at Woolen Farm

Clark County 2018 Open Studio #50 with thanks to Artist Marilyn Amber Smith

Hospitality is a value of Clark County, and having artists from around the county open their studios was a gift… and there’ nothing like having Llama friends walk through open french doors to welcome us and eat out of our hands.  Dazzle the llama is poetry in motion.


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Samhain 2018

I am grateful to be among other poets and writers as the featured reader on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the monthly 7pm Open Mic at Barnes & Noble Vancouver, Washington.

Clark County Arts Commissioner LaRae Zawodny will also speak. With much gratitude for all of the Clark County Arts Commission volunteer members and Printed Matter Vancouver for their support of the arts in our region.

Barnes & Noble Vancouver Open Mic Co-host Danielle’s recent interview:https://bluemoone.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/gwendolyn-morgan-clark-countys-newest-poet-laureate/

Please find the store’s event page for the October 30 evening:https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061959050-0

Black-Capped Chickadee

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Autumn Equinox, Celebrations

Thank you to the Clark County Arts Commission!   Sunday, September 30th afternoon celebration  at the Vancouver Community Library, 901 C Street, Vancouver, Washington, as I step into a new community role this Autumn.




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Nearly Autumn, Virgo New Moon 2018

Quisiera tener una Llama pequeña,

prendida como un cancion

una luz de esperanza

una voz nueva cantando

Llama Love no3 sm

                             Llama Love no. 3  Cantar!   (mixed media on canvas)

                               Gwendolyn Morgan©2018

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Summertime 2018

First Friday Artwalk

Dream! Paint! Sing!   ¡Sueñe! ¡Pinte! ¡Cante!

pequeños animales caprichosos

Date:         Friday, August 3, 2018 5:00 – 9:00

Show:        August 3 – 31st

Where:      Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660

Angst Postcard Aug-Sep2018_rv


First Friday Opening Reception:https://www.facebook.com/events/283508692392825/

Show: https://www.facebook.com/events/1949831518477360/

Willamette Writers just announced that one of my poems has received third place again in

the Paulann Petersen Award for Poetry:

Kay Snow Writing Contest

Homebound Publications: 

Stay Wild: Read


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Aries New Moon

In her EcoAstrology: Libra-Aries New Moon update, Stephanie Austin writes:

“Keep your spiritual seatbelt snuggly fastened; the next two weeks may be some of the most turbulent and transformative of 2018.   A dynamic New Moon in Aries conjunct Uranus, plus three planets changing direction, Chiron entering Aries, and Mars conjunct Pluto impel us to thoroughly weed through our life, so that we have more time, space and resources for what we want to cultivate now….”


With so much gratefulness to Jason Kirkey, publisher and editor of Hiraeth Press, and L.M. Browning, publisher and editor of Homebound Publications for their on-going literary support.   Both small presses  valiantly  champion poetry, literature and care of the environment in this tenuous time on the planet.    It is with sadness to learn that Hiraeth Press is closing its doors, “returning to the earth.”  And with gratitude that I have been embraced as an author by Homebound Press.    My books may now be found in the Homebound Press bookstore:

Author Page: https://homeboundpublications.com/gwendolyn-morgan/

Crow Feathers’s Book Page: https://homeboundpublications.com/crow-feathers-red-ochre-green-tea-by-gwendolyn-morgan/

Snowy Owl’s Book Page: https://homeboundpublications.com/snowy-owls-egrets-and-unexpected-graces-by-gwendolyn-morgan/

Please note L.M. Brownings own book launch of To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical Authenticity.


Thankfulness for small Indie presses and bookstores, libraries, art galleries and studios. See Homebound’s “Stay Wild: Read!  Help us ensure the mainstream isn’t the only stream…”


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