WordView is a series of workshops and discussions exploring the practice of collaboration between the visual and literary arts, culminating in a juried exhibition in the LowellArts Gallery, from January 8 to February 19, 2022. Click the logo above to learn more.
WordView is presented in partnership with the International Society of Experimental Artists and the Poetry Society of Michigan with funding in part from Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment For the Humanities.
Michigan poets who have been appreciated internationally will be highlighted by having their poems enlarged in freestanding frames in downtown South Lyon and Paul Baker Park for the month of April, National Poetry Month, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Commission of South Lyon. Among the featured poets are MPS Honorary Chancellor, Eric Torgersen.
The free-standing frames, in which the enlarged poems will be housed, were provided by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs as part of a previous Art and Commerce Grant for holding artworks.
Poets whose work will be displayed are: Terry Blackhawk (Detroit; Mexico), Melba Boyd, (Detroit; China), Linda Nemec Foster (Grand Rapids; Poland), Tom Lynch (Milford; Ireland), Christine Rhein (Brighton; Italy), Jack Ridl (Saugatuck; Germany), Alison Swan (Ann Arbor, Ireland), Eric Torgerson (Mount Pleasant; Italy) and Melba Boyd (Detroit; China).
The Crazy Wisdom Poetry Circle Reading Series (Ann Arbor PSM Affiliate)
January 27 – Hedy Habra is a polyglot essayist, poet and artist whose third book of poems, The Taste of the Earth, won the Silver Nautilus Award. Tea in Heliopolis won the USA Best Book Award and Under Brushstrokes was finalist for the International Book Award. She has lived in Egypt, Lebanon, Greece, Brussels, and now Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her website is hedyhabra.com
7:00 PM – 8:45 PM • Wednesday, January 27, 2020 Email email@example.com for Zoom link. The link will be sent via email the day of the event.
The reading will be followed by an open mic. Participants are welcome to to read a poem of their own or a favorite.
Your hosts: Ed Morin, David Jibson and Rainey Lamey.
Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series hosted by Rainey Lamey, Ed Morin & David Jibson
Until further notice, all sessions are virtual and accessible through Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom link. Link will be sent on the day of the event.
Second Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.:Peer to Peer Poetry Workshop. All writers welcome to share and discuss their poetry and short fiction. Sign-up for new participants begins 6:45 p.m.
Fourth Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.: Featured Reader(s) for 50 minutes. Open Mic reading for up to 1 hour. All writers welcome to share their own or other favorite poetry.
Scheduled Events December 2: Bonnie Jo Campbell January 27: Hedy Habra February 24: Patricia Hooper & Dannye Romine Powell March 24: Ken Meisel & Jeff Vande Zande April 28: Celebrate Poetry Month with participants from The Poetry Circle’s workshop.
Featured Readings are usually 50 minutes and are followed by open Mic reading for up to 1 hour. All writers welcome to share their own or other favorite poetry. Time allowed is about 3-5 minutes per reader.
For detailed information about all of these events visit our website.
PSM Fall Meeting took place on October 24, virtually. There were some great readings and workshops by Elizabeth Kerlikowske and David James. You can find the material from both workshops at the Fall Meeting’s “Events” page.
Our Ann Arbor affiliate Crazy Wisdom Poetry Circle’s monthly readings with open mic. have moved to virtual space on Zoom for the time-being.
Dunya Mikhail is an Iraqi-American whose five books of poems address themes of war, exile, and loss. She has received Guggenheim and Kresge fellowships, the Arab American Book Award, and the U.N. Human Rights Award. She currently teaches Arabic language and literature at Oakland University. Her reading will be bilingual.
7:00 PM – 8:45 PM • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Email email@example.com for Zoom link. The link will be sent via email the day of the event.
The reading will be followed by an open mic. Participants are invited to read a poem of their own or a favorite.