As a poet and mixed-media artist, I've been mulling over the connection between poetry and collage. So many poets also work in collage/mixed media (Joe Brainard, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Star Black, David Lehman are just a few), and I wonder why. It can't be because all of us can't draw.
So what I would like to do is hear from poets who also work in this area. Send me a reasonably-sized JPEG image of one of your works, and a paragraph or two about why collage/mixed media, and what connections you see between the two disciplines ([email protected]). I'll collect and post your responses. (Sending the image means you are giving me permission to publish it one time here.)
I'll go first. Here's one of my mixed-media pieces:
"At Night, All Cats Are Gray" (2008). Subject to copyright. Do not reproduce without permission.
I'm looking forward to seeing your work and hearing what you think!