Visual Poetry is a workshop that involves the creation of original work out of pre-existing text and images. Using the art of collage, as well as William Burroughs’ Cut-Up method, workshop participants will engage in art-making exercises that will expand creative possibilities. Materials will be provided and will include glue sticks, scissors, magazines, markers, chalk pastels, packing tape, scotch tape, Xerox copies, newspapers, paper scraps and ephemera.
Krista Franklin is a poet and visual artist from Dayton, OH who currently lives and works in Chicago. Her poetry and mixed medium collages have been published in lifestyle and literary journals such as Nocturnes, RATTLE, Indiana Review, Ecotone, Clam and Callaloo, in the anthology Gathering Ground, and in the webzines MiPOesias.com and CultureServe.net. Her visual art has been featured on the covers of award-winning books, and exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions. Franklin is a Cave Canem Fellow, a co-founder of Tres Colony, an artist collective, and 2nd Sun Salon, a community meeting space for writers, visual and performance artists, musicians and scholars. www.kristafranklin.com, www.trescolony.com