GrrlScientist: A poetic intersection between life and science, art and photography.
Coming soon to the Seattle Aquarium: new poems of mine accompanying these gorgeous photographs of stained fish skeletons by marine biologist Adam P. Summers Commissioned especially for this project, the poems are both playful and, to the best of my ability, based on facts about each fish. The exhibition opens early December into Spring. Stay tuned for event festivities celebrating the opening and exhibition.
More images from the exhibition can be found here: http://www.picturingscience.com/
Seattle Symphony invites the community to a FREE DAY OF MUSIC AT BENAROYA HALL on Sunday SEPTEMBER 22, 11-5pm, with 35 Local Arts Groups to perform music ranging from Hip Hop to Jazz to Classical to Folk Music on five stages, and the Seattle Symphony’s world premiere of Native Lands Community Composition.
As part of the festivities, from 3:30-4:15 p.m. in Benaroya Hall’s Norcliffe Founders Room, Copper Canyon Press will bring the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke to life through performances by Roberto Carlos Ascalon, Elizabeth Austen, Vis-à-Vis Society/ Sierra Nelson & Rachel Kessler, Amber Flame, Arlene Kim, and Okanomodé Soulchilde.
Event info: http://www.facebook.com/events/159590607575442/
Benaroya Hall is located on 3rd Ave in downtown Seattle, between Union & University.
Join the Vis-a-Vis Society and a wide array of artists creating site-specific performances and installations at Smoke Farm in Arlington, Washington this SATURDAY 8/24 for LoFi Arts Fest 2013 *Must Be Present to Win*. Vis-a-Vis Society will be performing a new interactive installation work Burning Questions for Burning Bushes.
Gates open 10:00 a.m. Event runs all day — wander through the wooded farmland seeing the art (and take a dip in the river) at your own pace. Additional illuminated and light-based work in the evening if you want to stay into the night, and optional camping over.
More details & ticket info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/187545018084078/
Individual Artists: Adria Garcia, Alex Bleecker, Allison Manch, Allyce Wood, Amanda James Parker, Amy Billharz, Ariel Burke, Bret Fetzer, Brian Gerich, Briar Bates, Bryant Mason, Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, Cyan James, David Hrivnak,Devon Midori Hale, Ellen Dicola, Erin Brindley, Erin Shafkind, Evan Blackwell, Ian Horton, ilvs strauss, Jennifer Law, Jeremy Springsteed, Jessica Hatlo, Jessica Jobaris, Joanna Lepore, John Boylan, Joselynn Engstrom, Kate Fernandez, Kate Jessup, Kim Doyel, Kristi Krein, Kyle Croft, Laura Elizabeth Becker, Lyndsey Baldwin, Lydia Swartz, Maija Fiebig, Mark Siano, Mat Griesse, Meredith Myre, Monica Schley, Nikolai Lesnikov, Nicole Kistler, Pamela Davis, Quinn Franzen, Rachel Green, Rachel Ravitch, Robb Kunz, Ryan Law, Sarah Kavage, Seth Chrisman, Shannon Welles, Sofia Piel, Spike Friedman, Steven Chavez, Tanya Brno, Tessa Hulls, Tim Smith-Stewart, William James and Yuri Kinoshita.
Artist Groups: Acrobatic Conundrum, Cafe Nordo, Cabbage Tree Mob, Common Industries, Interrupture, Jack Straw Productions/2013 Jack Straw Writers, Orkestar Zirconium, PE|Mo/Hatlo + Rosa Vissers, Satori Group, The Eternal Glow Project, The Singing in the Rain Family Choir, Vis-À-Vis Society
And check out this amazing company! Poetry by Troy Jollimore, Ellen Bass, Olena Kalytiak Davis, Francis McCue, Andrew Zawacki, and Nicky Beer, photography by Doug Keyes, Nance Van Winckel, Dianne Kornberg, and a special feature on the work of Mary Randlett, including rare photos of the last days of Theodore Roethke.
Plus a special Film Roll: An Expose in 24 Frames section, curated by contributing editor Andrew Zawacki, featuring a film roll’s worth of short takes on the intersections of poetry & photography, including pieces by C.D. Wright, Sharon Olds, John Yau, Paisley Rekdal, Joshua Edwards, Martha Ronk, Susan Wheeler, and many others.
Check it out: http://www.poetrynw.org/the-photography-issue/
There’s still time to sign up for my 1-day generative poetry writing class this Saturday (7/27) 1:00-5:00 PM at Richard Hugo House (1634 11th Avenue / Seattle, WA 98122). It will be a fun and creatively productive afternoon!
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Taking a Turn: What Happens When a Poem Shifts
The sonnet form contains a volta: a characteristic turn in its middle where the poem’s argument noticeably shifts. But is it possible every poem, whether free or formal verse, contain a volta of some kind? How do we identify those shifts in a poem? What different forms might a turn take (for example: point of view, tone, epiphany, structure)? What power do these turns have on us as readers—and how can we apply that potential as writers? In this generative writing class, we’ll look at a variety of poems across many styles to begin exploring these questions, but most of all we will write new work through a series of in-class writing assignments which play with the idea of the turn. All levels of experience welcome.