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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.


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

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