Articles by Talking Pictures

Letter about “Nice Weather”

April 26, 2016

weather/whether is white open or blindingly blunt? is black shut or sharp dreaming? when black helpers are green & purple & white helpers are as yellow as they are blue whom do we woo?   Amy’s picture* reminds me of Mycenae a [...]

Contest: We have one winner!

February 23, 2016

We have our first winner for the Robert Walser contest. Maria will receive a copy of Walser’s “Looking at Pictures”, courtesy of New Directions. We still have two books to give away. To enter, please email us at [...]

Letter from Meg Hitchcock

February 9, 2016

Well that wasn’t so bad. The review is more about you than me; I was afraid that you were going to bust me on not knowing squat about religion or God or anything else (which I don’t, but I try to keep my ignorance to myself). That I [...]

Robert Walser on Van Gogh

January 14, 2016

An excerpt from Robert Walser's Looking At Pictures: "The Van Gogh Picture" in which every word is so beautiful and so human it breaks your/my heart. Editor's note. "At an exhibition of paintings several years ago, I saw an, as it were, ravishing and priceless picture: Van Gogh's L'Arlesienne, the portrait of... [...]