12 INTRIGUES COMPLETE!

Layered Ekphrasis & Poems here at Mutable Sound. My poems are featured in this video done by Seattle-based conceptual artist and poet, Tashi Ko. Find out more about Tashi Ko.

Methods of Ekphrasis & A Neon Tryst

The centuries-old act of ekphrasis—describing one artform in the medium of another—has traditionally existed as direct description. Defined as a literary description of, or commentary on, a visual work of art, ekphrasis has evolved within the last two centuries with the emergence of objet trouvé and notional ekphrasis.  Notional ekphrasis offers three, currently established possibilities…

12 Intrigues

I’m extremely excited to be working on a collaborative piece currently with Tashi Ko called 12 Intrigues. This online dialogue between conceptual artists and writers all over the world is refreshing, in a time when the majority of poets in the US (with some very admirable exceptions) have become especially competitive, inclusive and non-communal. Poets…

Mutable Sound to Release SPINY RETINAS in 2014

So, it is official. I will be published by Mutable Sound, March 2014. Only a mock-up of the cover I designed.    Here is a synopsis of the book:   Here I am explaining what SPINY RETINAS is. It is an epic poem, or if you prefer, a narrative poem, or perhaps still if you…

Vasaros

2007, 2008? Me reading in Lithuanian accompanied by koto player, Jeff Wichmann (a short poem I wrote — surreal in nature, of course, no apologies/ it’s grammar-shy and non-linear). Summer—where are you going? I am your granddaughter, the hill smokes. One cold girl, and the window is a child. Summer— where are you going? Crying about…

Sound Review of Neon, HTMLGIANT

Christopher Higgs at HTMLGIANT was kind to include my book, A Neon Tryst, for his “These 15 Books Need You” list. Enjoy!

New from Coconut…

I have some new poems up at Coconut magazine and I’m in great company! tomaz salamun +++ krystal languell +++ joe wenderoth cara benson +++ christopher salerno +++ alexis pope tyler gobble +++ laura relyea +++ megin jimenez caroline knox +++ nick sturm +++ stephanie anderson anthony robinson +++ joe ahearn +++ adam deutsch amy herschleb +++ jennifer firestone +++ thomas fink lina ramona vitkauskas +++ julie choffel +++ brian howe laura cesarco eglin +++ michael rerick +++ paul siegell gina abelkop +++ emily toder +++ caroline davidson

LitBridge Mention, A Neon Tryst

LitBridge mentioned my book … A Neon Tryst Author: Lina ramona Vitkauskas Publication Date: January 15, 2013 Synopsis: A Neon Tryst is a collection of ekphrastic poems featuring the films L’Eclisse (director Michelangelo Antonioni); Seconds (John Frankenheimer); and Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman). Though divided in three separate sections by film, the collection stands as one, cohesive piece, as all main characters share an internal conflict—losing…

The Next Big…Oh You Know What This Is

What is the title of the book? A Neon Tryst Where did the idea come from for the book? It’s a collection of ekphrastic poems featuring the films L’Eclisse (director Michelangelo Antonioni); Seconds (director John Frankenheimer); and Wild Strawberries (director Ingmar Bergman). Though divided in three separate sections by film, the collection stands as one, cohesive piece, as all main characters…

Bowie @ 66

As long as there’s me / as long as there’s you