Responding to Visual Art

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Forgive my short posts for the next four days, the conference runs from 8:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and it has been full of great information so far. I’ve never spent so much time concentrating on poetry and it’s a little disconcerting how little I do know. The people in my small group and this is the beginning poetry group are all very knowlegable and many of them are already graduates of a MFA program. Poet, Jim Daniels lecture today, Responding to Visual Art was an eye-opening talk about using art as a starting point for your poetry. Collaborative books between poets and artists/photographers were also discussed. I did take good notes so I will expand on this in a later post.

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