We are big fans of his work. He had a macabre leaning but in a playful way and his art is just fantastic. Our second time there, the house offerings were sparser, someone mentioned a traveling show elsewhere, but it was still a pleasure.
Photo credit, these first three taken by the husband, the rest by me.
The museum is in Gorey's home in Yarmouth, Massachusetts
It is both homey and silly and kitschy and respectful all at once
Also has a good gift shop tucked away :)
His waiting companion
The writer and artist as friends no doubt knew him
A new poem is up today at a favorite site, Woman Around Town. The poem, Backstory, had the honor of several of its lines chosen to ride around Norwalk, Connecticut on buses, along with bits of poems from other poets of all walks. Spearheaded by Norwalk's Poet Laureate, Laurel Peterson, these traveling poetry lines celebrated our national poetry month in April and can be viewed at the Norwalk Public Library 's website. A fun idea I was happy to be a part of - and now here is the poem in full below.
The poem is based on the structure of the Where I'm From poems created by Kentucky 's Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon which is a great teaching poem and writing tool. I taught this form in a workshop in Katonah, NY at their library and the results never fail to surprise and encourage new poets.
A nice jaunt to nearby Wave Hill in the Bronx yesterday.
View of the Hudson River
Goliath Allium I think this was called
These look like roses, don't they?
Near their small but pleasant cafe, a large room that once entertained famous musicians and celebrities including Mark Twain.
And an art gallery
Where we were fortunate enough to meet the artist, Joiri Minaya, as she was working on an installation of her piece entitled #dominicanwomengooglesearch, an interactive display (look her up, so interesting)
Plus mad crazy comfortable chairs to just sit and gaze at the sky.