My wife and I are fortunate enough to have two wonderful friends who are artists and a couple–a risky arrangement (visual artists are almost as mercurial as poets) that has lasted nearly two decades now. They’ve lived for most of those years on a placid canal in Venice, California, in one of the few classic bungalows that hasn’t been scraped to make room for some looming monstrosity of a “home” (the quixotic canals are generally darkened by such monuments to unhealthy wealth and poverty-stricken spirits). The fact is, of course, that it scarcely matters where our friends live, because they have rich, complex inner lives that would express themselves anywhere. I wanted to share those expressions, which are newly available on the Web, with Perpetual Birders. Just click the links below and enjoy. And feel free to share them with your art-collecting friends.
* John created the cover art for my chapbook of short poems, Sentences.