Collaborative reading @ Woodland Pattern tonight + bop in Brilliant Corners

Tonight, I’m sharing creative collaborative work, a culmination of work from this fall at Woodland Pattern.  It’s been a special gift for me to be part of Jessica Vega Gonzalez’s music-making process (a regular occurrence @ Eight Limbs Housing Co-op) and also to have friend Chelsea Wait create visual pieces to help me conduct the audience, in the Theatrical Jazz Institute tradition.
Here’s the info:
Imagetexts ~ Visual Poetry ~ Poet/Artist Collaborations
Local writers come together to read and exhibit individually and collaboratively created works that blend the verbal and the visual in diverse ways from visual poems on the page to kinetic projections on screen to performance pieces off the page …


Colleen Abel with Tim Abel

Brian J. Barnes with Emily Rindt
Ching-In Chen with Jessica Vega Gonzalez, Chelsea Wait & Peggy Hong
Giorgi Mrevlishvili with collaborator – unknown
Nakeysha Roberts Washington with Deulon Lesure
Kara Van de Graaf with Kara Van de Graaf
Rachel Niemann, Jennifer Janzer & Greg Manlove
David Schaefer, Samantha Pekarske & Margaret Wilson

Emcee: Brenda Cardenas

Please join us & refreshments will be served!
Tue, December 18, 6pm – 8pm
Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee

Free & open to the public

Also, my bop from The Heart’s Traffic — Feeding the Water — was included in the Winter 2012 issue of Brilliant Corners: a journal of jazz and literature’s special feature on Afaa Michael Weaver’s bop poetic form, & in such good poetic company – Tara Betts, Monica Hand, Randall Horton, A Naomi Jackson, Sharanya Manivannan, John Murillo, Ravi Shankar, Evie Shockley, Patricia Smith & many more!

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