Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
Calling all poets who are inspired by the visual arts! Calling art afficionados who love words! We will explore the way the poetry and art can have conversations with one another. Class activities will include the exploration of calligrams, calligraphy, artist/poet collaborations, different writing techniques, and visits to the Memorial Art Gallery to respond to art, ranging from “pop art” and art in advertising, to “magic tricks” artists have used throughout time to create effects. In addition, we’ll add sonic elements to create lyric sound-poems, and play with placement for visual language play. We will surprise words out of hiding in subconscious layers by exploring rhythm of the line and fixed forms such as the Ghazal, and Pantoum as well as creating our own rules that govern rhyme.