Friday, April 17, 2020

HOW VISUAL POETRY WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND MAKE YOU A SNAPPY DRESSER: A WORKSHOP


A WORKSHOP/TALK WITH:

Gary Barwin
Dani Spinosa
Michael Sikkema


Kate Siklosi: She Bites (Two Visual poems)




For poetry makes nothing happen
it survives,
A way of happening, a mouth

      —Auden:  In Memory of WB Yeats


from OO: Typewriter Poems by Dani Spinosa
from OO: Typewriter Poems by Dani Spinosa


OUTLINE:

What is visual poetry?

What do you like about it, what interests you about it?

What does visual poetry do that more normatively textual poetry does or doesn’t do?

Do you think it is especially good in these times, or for the net?

What are some examples that excite or engage you (you could include a piece of your own.)

Something about your process or techniques.

An activity or prompt for viewers for making their own visual poetry.

All other business.


Visual poem by Michael Sikkema


LIST OF RESOURCES

Electronic Literature CollectIon
https://collection.eliterature.org/

Train Poetry Journal
http://trainpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/

Languageye: Series on Visual Poetry by Gary Barwin
https://jacket2.org/commentary/its-poetry-it-aint

OO: Typewriter Poems by Dani Spinosa (Invisible Publishing, 2020)

Luke Bradford: Four Paths (poems as labyrinths)
https://timglasetcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/0
7/Four-Paths-Free.pdf







1 comment:

judith said...

Thanks for this Gary. I was wondering where you got the piece that I made? A great very spontaneous event I wish I could participate in it orally /aurally, out loud I mean. Nice to see. Great work every one!xoxo