A 3D virtual graphic poetry exhibition will be held until May 22, 2022 at Kunstmatrix. Thanks to Tupelo Press, admission is free for all audiences.
This is the sample video what the 3D virtual exhibition will look like. There, you may learn about each piece closely along with process essays. All graphic poems were photo-recorded by a famous photographer, Jim Gipe, with his team.
Their team also preserves historical art (paintings, drawings, & old photos). Their amazing projects involve scanning & stitching together files of artwork at the Eric Carle Museum. They also work with the Mark Shaw Photographic Archive leading to the publication of the film scans in Charmed by Audrey – Life on the set of Sabrina. (Sabrina and My Fair Lady are my father and my favorite movies all time) More over, they work with many museums & magazines.
It is amazing how they took pictures of graphic poems and Tupelo Press created their first visual adaptation poetry collection.
In this video, I am reading "Protest Against", which was originally published in North American Review. Poetry Editor Rachel Morgan & Managing Editor Jeremy Schraffenberger at North American Review discussed the graphic poem in Final Thursday Press.
Jacob Valenti created this promotion video. It is great because you can compare the original poem with graphic poem. Valenti filled in the words that I removed for the graphic poem.
And my electric piano...(I know, I know that my dazzling smile might hurt your eyes.)
It came from a dumpster. It was upside down on top of trash, and the electrical cord was missing. When I found it, I was like, "Who the hell throws a piano away like that!" I needed to rescue it.
I practiced with it for a long time, and recently donated it to a Bulgarian family. Their grandfather and daughter played the piano.
Now I have (drum rolls, please) a brand new beautiful, Yamaha!
My friends asked me, "Did you find it in the dumpster?"
This Yamaha is a little too heavy for me to carry from the dumpster.