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Surfacing History: A Poetry and Graphic Arts Workshop

Jill Magi
Instructor: Jill Magi
Date and Time: 
May 9, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM
May 16, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM
May 23, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM
May 30, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM
June 6, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM
June 13, 2006 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Event Location: 
Poets House, Spring Street

Instead of creating stable, easily decoded pages, we'll create a series of -graphic poems,-layered surfaces of documents, historical records, maps, hand-written notes, pages from old books, our own writings, and pieces of everyday text and paper. We'll start with investigative writing-researching events and landscapes at the intersection of civic and personal history, culling words, and fashioning poems and prose from what we find. Then, by collaging, soaking, wrinkling, writing, mark-making, and photocopying, our pages will gather the signs of wear and tear, personal use, distress-the look of history. Writers and artists we'll study include Susan Howe, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Tom Phillips, Mary Kelly, Anselm Kiefer, Eugenio Dittborn.

No drawing experience is required; no purchase of materials required.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Workshops, Master Classes and Residencies