Share, , , Google Plus, Reddit, Pinterest, StumbleUpon

Print

Posted in:

BFLO VISPO

14573036_10154092235812712_120201460535447566_nThere’s poetry. Then there’s visual poetry. Huh? “What’s visual poetry?” you ask. Well, it’s simply text accompanied by images (and other materials) that help to clarify the poet’s work. When text alone is not sufficient, visual poetry comes to the rescue.

Now, Sugar City is presenting an evening of visual poetry, featuring a number of this city’s most prolific and up and coming writers, poets and artists. The visual poetry event, or BFLO VISPO, was compiled via an ‘open call’. The participating artists that responded include:

Charlie Best, John W. Bateman, Jordan Brown, Chris Fritton, Alana Kelley, Mark Laliberte, Jocelyn Marshall, Cole Pawlowski, Eric Schmaltz, Daniel Swenson, Kevin Thurston and Rachelle Toarmino.

The show opens this evening (Thursday, November 3rd from 7-9PM), and will be on display until November 27th.

“Why Visual Poetry?” Read an interview with a visual poet.

Visual Poetry in Buffalo: An article entitled “Visual Poetry Today” By Geof Huth talks about contemporary Visual Poetry and includes reference to Buffalo’s own Michael Basinski, the curator of The Poetry/Rare Books Collection of the University Libraries, State University of New York at Buffalo.

BFLO VISPO

Thursday, November 3, 2016

7 PM – 9 PM

Sugar City

1239 Niagara Street | Buffalo, New York 14213

See Facebook event

Lead image: Chris Fritton – The Itinerant Printer

Share, , , Google Plus, Reddit, Pinterest, StumbleUpon

Written by Buffalo Rising

Buffalo Rising

Sometimes the authors at Buffalo Rising work on collaborative efforts in order to cover various events and stories. These posts can not be attributed to one single author, as it is a combined effort. Often times a formation of a post gets started by one writer and passed along to one or more writers before completion. At times there are author attributions at the end of one of these posts. Other times, “Buffalo Rising” is simply offered up as the creator of the article. In either case, the writing is original to Buffalo Rising.

View All Articles by Buffalo Rising