Headaches and Mysteries: 5 Artists, 5 Poets, 5 Forms
Organized by Jen Currin and Becky Brown, this event combines one each of five poets and five artists, assigns the pair a poetic rubric (such as a haiku or a villanelle), and unleashes the results. The readings start at 7 pm and include artcritical contributors Brown and Nora Griffin, along with Currin, Miriam Atkin, Thomas Devaney, Chris Domenick, Tatiana Istomina, Pattie McCarthy, Michael Morse, and Michelle Rosenberg.
From the press release: “In their introduction to The Making of a Poem, Mark Strand and Eavan Boland write that the book considers ‘some of the headaches and mysteries’ of poetic form. Headaches and mysteries: what better way to describe the challenge of working with poetic form?” Media involved in the collaborations includes performance, drawing, video, photography, and, of course, much poetry.