Category: Excerpt

Austin Osman Spare, Father of Surrealism?

Excerpted from Austin Osman Spare by Mike Jay Surrealism reached London in the summer of 1936. Salvador Dalí had a show at the Alex, Reid and Lefevre gallery through June and July, and on 11th June the International Surrealist Exhibition opened to a crowd of about two thousand at the New Burlington Gallery, and went …continue

3 Poems by Pushcart Winner BJ Ward

Excerpted from Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems, 1990-2013 by BJ Ward Shotgun Wedding 2006 Originally in Jackleg Opera: New Poems (2013) Getting married ½ an hour before traffic court began, people thought we were speeding— not our mothers and fathers, there to witness the joy cemented into the place it grew— but rather the eyebrow raisers & …continue

Yoga in the Classroom

A recent study by California State University, Los Angeles found that yoga improves students’ behavior, physical health, academic performance, and attitudes toward themselves. A perfect resource for schools seeking to incorporate yoga and mindfulness programs into their curriculum, or for parents to encourage body-mind awareness at home, Creative Yoga for Children promotes physical, emotional, and …continue

How to Detox from Your Smart Phone

According to a study published in Addiction Research and Theory, heavy cell phone use can cause health problems like insomnia, social dysfunction, anxiety, and depression. But walking down the street, it seems that the majority of people are talking, texting or web browsing on their smart phones! In Detox Your World Shazzie discusses even more …continue