It’s now the day after my spectacular feature at Rochdale Rhymes and Readings with Lisa Young and Ian Hanna (if you missed it, it was a lot of fun and a wonderful night all around) and just a few days before my next feature at The Secret Handshake Gallery this Sunday, and I’d like to take the chance to post about my newest art/printing/publishing project!
Last night at the Regal Beagle (with a just-printed package from Staples and a borrowed pen), I debuted a set of (so far) 8 broadsides from a series of erasures tentatively titled O Our Ism. The broadsides are scanned and reprinted spreads from a large book of photographs spanning the 150-year history of photojournalism, whose captions I have selectively whited out to construct erasure poems on the images’ margins. The result is a series of rather poster-like (they’re printed on glossy paper) sheets featuring huge prints of historic photographs dwarfing narrow columns of my own minimalistic, visual found poetry.
Following a very successful showing-off last night, I’ll now be signing and selling copies of the broadsides at my upcoming readings for $4 each (or 2 for $7, or 3 for $10). If you’re interested, come out and take a look! (Oh, and stay for the live readings, too.)