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Object as Poet
April 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmEvent is free and open to the public, but please register.
Inspired by the writings of longtime Craft Horizons magazine editor Rose Slivka and artist/poet M.C. Richards, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) posed a challenge for makers and writers: to create a new collaborative work inspired by The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons Magazine, 1941-1979 in just 11 days.
In response to the call, makers, writers, and poets will join together to create new, experimental works to present at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop. On April 28, join us for a reading and performance by poet and collage artist Sebastian Matthews, and a public revealing of these collaborative experiments.
About Sebastian Matthews:
Sebastian Matthews is the author of the memoir In My Father’s Footsteps (W.W. Norton & Co.) and three books of poems, Beginner’s Guide to a Head-on Collision, We Generous and Miracle Day (Red Hen Press). He co-edited, along with Stanley Plumly, Search Party: The Collected Poems of William Matthews (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), The Poetry Blues: Essays & Interviews of William Matthews and New Hope for the Dead: Uncollected Matthews. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, Georgia Review, Massachusetts Review, Poets & Writers, Story South, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, & The Writer’s Chronicle, among others. He taught for 15 years in Warren Wilson College’s undergraduate creative writing department as well as at Pitzer College (as a visiting writer) and the University of North Carolina at Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program. He serves on the board at Vermont Studio Center and on the advisory board for Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters, and as an editor at Q Ave Press, a poetry chapbook collective. Matthews has recently completed Out Walking: Personal Essays (1990-2016), and The Life & Times of American Crow: A Collage Novel in 11 Chapbooks.
This event is held in conjunction with The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons 1941-1979, on view at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design January 20 – May 20, 2017.
The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons 1941–1979 is curated by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s (CCCD) 2017 Curatorial Fellows Elizabeth Essner, Lily Kane, and Meaghan Roddy and organized by CCCD. The CCCD Curatorial Fellowship is made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Rotasa Foundation with additional support from Gary Ferraro and Lorne Lassiter. All Craft Horizons images and content owned by the American Craft Council and provided courtesy of the ACC Library & Archives. CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.