“Walking, Poems & Buildings” A Poetry & Architecture Collaboration
The exhibit “Walking, Poems & Buildings” features poems and architectural models of a bus shelter, a “writer’s hut” and a nature observation center created collaboratively by students of poet Annie Finch and architect Ben Jacks at Miami University. This show explores the ways in which architects and poets build and inhabit durable and harmonious forms, and how walking creates a rhythmic link between the two pursuits.
Ben Jacks teaches in the Department of Architecture and Interior Design at Miami University in Ohio. He is currently researching and writing about walking, landscape, and buildings.
Poet, translator and librettist Annie Finch teaches in the creative writing program at Miami University. Her books of poetry include Calendars and Eve, as well as a translation of the Complete Poems of French Renaissance poet Louise Labé. She has also written or edited five books on poetics, including The Ghost of Meter and A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women.