AWP Conference

AWP to me is kind of like an annual marriage—for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, til death do us part. And the gathering of all of the writer friends in my life! Pretty much! Everybody please come to my Panel Presentation at AWP.

Dancing about Architecture

Writing at the Intersection of Language, Art, and Music Michael Mejia, Gretchen Henderson, Katharine Whitcomb, Jeffrey DeShell, Debra di Blasi

March 7, 2013, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Room 201, Level 2, Sheraton Boston Hotel
AWP Conference, Boston, MA

This panel is interested in complex intersections between language, music, and the visual arts. Moving beyond the ekphrastic response, we will discuss how our texts seek to conceptually and materially adapt and participate in the practices of other arts, creating innovative hybrids, unclassifiable monsters, and art whose language, style, form, and approaches to authorship remind us of the book’s less genre-bound past and point to continuing opportunities for cross-genre experimentation in the future.

I will be making a presentation for this panel about my work with poetry in collaborative projects, namely A Sense of Place: The Washington State Geospatial Poetry Anthology (of which I am the editor), Cascadia Chronicle: A Geospatial Journal of Place, Environment, and Imagination (of which I am co-founder, and senior co-editor), and Smelling the City, my collaborative exhibit with conceptual artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter in the Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art in summer 2011.

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