Sunday, November 17, 2013

Winter Solstice - Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy

Lucy of light, patron of writers, what fun
To believe you removed your own eyes
To deprive a man of your beauty.

Today is the shortest day.
We don your white dress and red sash
And remember how

You lay upon a brothel floor
To be defiled by pagans
As a lesson to your virginity.

And when the pagans were sated
You lay upon a fire that did not burn
Until martyred by a sword.

Tonight, let your plated eyes
And wreath of candles
Light our dark and delicate dance.

© Jeff Roberts, 2013

Jeff Roberts, 1954-
Saint Lucy, 2013
Mixed media assemblage
9” x 9”

Poem: © Jeff Roberts, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Jeff Roberts Reads His Poetry Sep 21, 2013

Jeff Roberts Reads His Poetry Sep 21, 2013 - Sponsored by Trails and Sails. From the studios of North Andover Community Access Media

Complete Show Hosted by Gayle Heney - 38 min.:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013



The New Yorker never mentions
The smell of linseed oil in the basement
Where my late father painted shadows
Out of synch with their suns.

His paintings hang in my living room
And lean against walls in the attic
Echoing di Chirico, and Hopper, and Wyeth
Like good shoes in marble caverns.

Nothing like, but not that different from
Ellsworth Kelly’s delicate plant drawings
With their fine, palsied lines
Hanging this summer in the Met.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Live Stream of Jeff Roberts on BNN TV at 6PM ET on Monday July 15th

I'll be Suzanne Schultz's guest on her show It's All About Art on Monday, July 15th, 2013. The show will stream from the Boston Neighborhood Network at 6-7 PM ET. You can watch by selecting the "Watch Now" link from the BNN home page (top right).
Please join us as we discuss my art, art in general, and anything else that Suzanne wants to talk about.
About BNN: Boston Neighborhood Network Television is a nationally recognized, award-winning community media center and 501(c)(3) nonprofit which acts as a public forum for all Boston residents, nonprofit and community-based organizations and educational institutions providing them with affordable training and access to emerging media technologies.
About Suzanne Schultz: Suzanne is the founder of Canvas Fine Arts ( a full service artist management and representation company located in Boston. She places and promotes established and emerging artists in non-standard venues like hotel lobbies, high-end retail shops (Nieman Marcus, Thomas Moser), and in her own loft/salon/gallery. She also offers very informational and practical introduction to art marketing workshops with excellent food and personal attention.

Jeff Roberts
Original Art & Poetry
618 Chickering Road
North Andover, MA 01845
Mobile Phone: 978-257-0898