Joni Mitchell Artwork and Poetry to be Published in 2019

By April 3, 2019 Arty, New Releases, News

Joni Mitchell is a Canadian folk-pop legend best known for her award-winning songwriting and multidimensional approach to music. Her style never settled on ‘just’ folk or pop, jazz or rock and roll, and gained her fans from all over the music world.

As well as songwriting, Mitchell is an artist in other ways. Her poetry, drawings, and paintings are soon to be released to the public in a brand new anthology. The book, Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings, is a must-have for Joni Mitchell fans as it includes hand-written lyrics and paintings. The anthology was created originally as a Christmas gift for close friends and family in the year her album Blue topped the charts.

Joni Mitchell in 1968 (Getty)

Originally only 100 copies of the anthology were produced, and each painstakingly put together by hand. The pages are full of Joni’s watercolours depicting self-portraits, portraits of friends and family, as well as landscapes, still life, and abstracts. The poetry and lyrics all written out in Joni’s elegant handwriting. Staying true to her eclectic tastes and true artistry, Joni Mitchell’s collection of art and poetry invites us in to explore the visionary world of the award-winning singer-songwriter.

 

The book is available to buy in October 2019

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Molly Case, NHS nurse, poet, and writer recites ‘Nursing the Nation’

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Molly Case entered the public eye in 2013 when she was asked to read her poem Nursing the Nation at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual congress. Molly recited her poem and received a standing ovation from other healthcare professionals, various campaigners, politicians, and influential speakers.

Since then Molly has published a book of her poetry, influenced by vulnerable and touching moments working in the NHS, and more recently written her memoir, How To Treat People. 

Molly’s empathy and passion for nursing is beautifully displayed in rich and lyrical language in both her poetry and prose. Her writing is a much needed honest and fascinating insight into the underappreciated and underrepresented backbone of the UK’s Nation Health Service.

Find her recital at the 2013 Royal College of Nursing congress below along with links to her books.

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Scholars Discover Proof That Chaucer’s Work Actually Written by His Wife

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This week the literary world has been thrown into disaray at the news that the work of the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages was actually little known Phillippa Roet.

Scholars have discovered definitive proof that all works currently attributed to Geoffrey Chaucer, including The Canterbury Tales were actually written by Chaucer’s wife, Philiipa Roet.

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Ted Hughes Prize Awarded Top Deaf Poet Raymond Antrobus

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Raymond Antrobus, a 33-year-old British Jamaican poet, has been awarded the Ted Hughes Award for poetry, despite the fact he strongly challenged Ted Hughes’ own poem which describes a class of deaf children as “alert and simple”. Antrobus won the award for his debut collection of poems called The Perseverance, which covers his struggles growing up deaf, the death of his father, and his biracial heritage.

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Beautiful Cosmos by the eccentric Scottish poet Ivor Cutler

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Ivor Cutler was a Scottish poet and humorist born in Glasgow in 1923. He is best known for his appearances on the BBC Radio shows presented by John Peel, and for his work on The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. 

His humour and eccentric way with words made Ivor a truly unique individual- often his stories are fantastical and absolute nonsense, with a twist of unnerving dourness.

His surreal observations are often seen as childlike, with stories that are often tinged with a dark naivety and whimsy.

Check out Beautiful Cosmos below, a lyrical poem written for the only woman in his life to truly understand him- Phyllis King- who co-wrote, and was another driving force behind his success.

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A 10-year-old dyslexic student’s ‘palindrome poem’ has gone viral

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A ‘palindrome poem’ written by 10-year-old student from the Southeast of England has gone viral thanks to their teacher sharing the poem on Twitter.

Jane Broadis, a primary school teacher in the UK, posted the inspiring poem on Twitter where it went viral within the day, reaching 47k retweets and 158k Likes so far. The young author, known only as ‘AO’, wrote the poem about their struggles with dyslexia- most importantly about people’s perceptions of those with dyslexia. It is a surprising, clever, and thought-provoking poem, and thousands of people fell in love with it all over the internet.

See for yourself below!

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