Sense Age of Sight with Airea D. Matthews
Date(s): Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type(s): Craft Class
Genre and Form(s): Hybrid, Poetry, Visual Art
Cost: $59 Regular, $53 Student
About the Class
Visual Poetry has been defined by Willard Bohn as "poetry that is meant to be seen." There are traditions of visual poetry in many cultures, ancient, modern, and contemporary, and because meaning is invested in pattern, color, dimension, texture, graphics, image, and animation as well as in the word, these poems can communicate in many more ways than linear narrative. This master class introduces cross-cultural traditions of visual poetry, including pattern poetry, illumination, concrete poetry, and what digital poet and theorist David Jhave Johnston calls TAVs (textaudio- visual poems) and TAVITs (text-audio-visual-interactive poems). Particular attention will be paid to contemporary practitioners, and to relationships between material traditions of poetry, including sound, visual, and digital.