Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Desire in a time of chaos:

To be whole and make whole art in the midst of a broken culture.

Makoto Fujimura, Golden Fire II
Mineral Pigments, Gold on Kumohada 89x132"
"Fujimura continues the theme of "Fires of destruction and sanctification" that he began with Water Flames." 


  1. Sigh--how lovely! (Must Google the word "Kumohada.")

  2. Kumohada Unryushi Rice Paper 24.8x37 Inch Sheet

  3. "The strength and durability of democracy are not in the permanence of ideologies, but in the wrestling of ideas in the process of collaboration." --from Makoto Fujimura's essay on "Cloud-Skin Paper."

  4. Oh, now I know why you left me that Facebook note about the paper! I do know Mako's essays and am currently reading his book "Culture Care."


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.