My blackout poem “To Raid the Necessary” (designed in collaboration with fiber artist Jodi Colella), is based on Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and is one of six winning posters chosen by Mass Poetry. All six poems are now on display at Soofa Kiosks. The posters were initially to be displayed on the MBTA but this agency determined the poems were too political. Altering historical documents by blacking out parts of the text creates a resonance between the original document and newfound material that reflects on poetry and democracy.
You’re invited to walk with poets (including me) to the sculptures that inspired our poems and listen to us read them. I think you’ll enjoy seeing the sculptures along the trails of this beautiful place (pond, trails, woods, with quite wonderful sculptures installed along the paths). For more information and directions to the farm, click here:
Very excited that our reading is happening next Thursday night . I love Gaby’s work and it’s a honor to be reading with her. I’ll read mostly new work. Can’t wait to hear hers. We’ll be doing a crafts talk as well. If you’re near Belmont, please come.