Thursday, October 18, 2012

Poetry in Photos

This month, a new exhibit opened in The Changing Gallery at the American Jazz Museum. It is called Beyond Words {A Fusion of Poetry (+) Visual Art (+) Jazz}. If you are like me, you will want to go to this exhibit, which remains open until April 26, 2013, several times because you will take something new away from it each time.

I have been working with combining poems and photographs since early 2011.  The poem and photo are distinct pieces that are being viewed together. The poem is an entity in itself and can stand alone.

After visiting the exhibit a couple of times, I created a new piece using the same photograph and elements of the poem. In this piece, the words and photo are truly joined.

How you ever created visual (or concrete) poetry? Would you be willing to give it a try?

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  1. Oh Michelle, those poems are great. I would so come to that exhibit with you if I lived closer to NY. What I was thinking of doing is some spoken poetry videos for my website. That might be fun. (if I ever get brave enough) :)

  2. Oh, please become brave enough. I would love to see those! By the way, your post about light with the photos of the sunlight in your house has opened up a whole you world for me. Thank you!

  3. Brava! I'm moved by your visual poem.

    1. Thank you, Mary, and thank you for following.