Opening Reception for “Breath and Matter” exhibit at Boston Sculptors Gallery Last Night

What a great opening reception last night. The gallery was packed, and I was the first reader! You can read my poem “Moss Muse” at this link, and see the other poet/artists pairings. The exhibit runs until August 12, and I highly recommend seeing it if you can. Kudos to my art partner, Jodi Colella, for her fantastic creation, “Underfoot,” and to the organizers of the show and their great PR.

Coming in July, Breath & Matter, a poet-visual artist collaboration at the Boston Sculptors Gallery

I’m very excited to be collaborating with fiber sculptor Jodi Colella, whose work is amazing. See more of it at http://jodi-colella-39mb.squarespace.com/

We’ve chosen to explore moss from visual and poetic perspectives. Click this link to learn more about the exhibit and to check out the other artist-poet pairs. The opening reception will be Wednesday, July 18. Stay tuned for details:

Fiber sculptor Jodi Colella and poet Wendy Drexler met by chance and discovered a shared interest in what’s waiting to be discovered in a consignment-store bin or right under their feet. They both like to launch their artistic explorations with careful observation as a way to explore deeper meanings. And so they turned to moss, first responding visually to its beautiful and minute microscopic structures, then researching how this ancient life form grows, propagates—surviving, in times of drought, on a single drop of water! They’ve discovered that moss, like our own species, is resilient, collaborative, and opportunistic, and that the smallness of moss, with its

genius
for filling
the emptiness—
snatching
a scant gap,
spreading
between cracks 

encompasses the dynamic splendor and complexity of the world.

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Two More Readings: March 7, Gloucester Writers Center, and March 9, the Loring-Greenough House, Jamaica Plain

I’ll be reading twice next week,  on Wednesday, March 7, at the Gloucester Writers Center, 126 East Main St., 7:30 pm, with Nancy Esposito and Holly Guran:

 

And on Friday, March 9, I’ll be reading at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street,  Jamaica Plain, at 7:30 pm, with Jonathan Aibel and Ben Berman. It’ll be a busy week! I’d be delighted to see you in Gloucester or Jamaica Plain.