|NH Poet Laureate Alice B. Fogel|
Six regional poets, members of the Visual Poetry Collective, will exhibit their work in the Daniels Room from December 10 to December 23, 2013, with readings of the poems and a discussion of their project "Poems: In a Larger Frame" on December 12th. The show consists of eighteen visual art and poetry panels. Each poet designed three of the panels by pairing either photographs, drawings, collages, or paintings with text. The purpose of this mixed media effort is to explore and expand the possibilities of poetry-off-the-page, using the visual stimulus of art to enhance, reflect or converse with the written poem. Members of the Collective include poets, Candace Bergstrom, Stoddard; Alice Fogel, Acworth, newly appointed Poet Laureate of New Hampshire; Kate Gleason, Keene; Rodger Martin, Hancock; Patrice Pinette, Wilton; and Becky Sakellariou, Peterborough. Some of the writers are visual artists as well and work in a variety of mediums, including photography, pastels, acrylics, paper collage, and textiles. A number of poem-posters are collaborations between writers and other artists. Copies of the panels along with books by the individual authors will be for sale after the reading. Free and open to all.