Tom Leech, Director of the Palace Press, asked me to write a poem based on a pinhole photograph from the upcoming exhibit Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography that opens on April 27 at the New Mexico History Museum. The photograph I chose was Gregg D. Kemp's "Jane Always Dreaded Flying Home." This is the resulting broadside. I just happened to drop in as Tom was printing the first one. It's beautiful. Check out the ligatures on the "st"! (Yes, we poets get excited about the oddest things.)
Other events associated with the show:
Friday, May 30, 6 pm, “Santa Fe Poets 5,” the fifth of six group poetry readings Davis is organizing as part of his tenure. Joining him in the History Museum Auditorium will be Chee Brossy, Joan Logghe, Carol Moldaw, Henry Shukman, and Farren Stanley. Free.
Sunday, June 1, 1 – 4 pm, “The Poetry of Light,” a writing workshop building on inspiration from Poetics of Light images. Open to high schoolers and older, the event is free, but reservations are recommended. Call 476-5096.