Verse, Stripped: Talk by Matt Madden
Wednesday, August 1st, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Comics artist and illustrator Matt Madden will illuminate the Poetry Foundation gallery's Verse, Stripped: A Poetry Comics Exhibition, offering a survey of the points of connection between comics and poetry over the last 50 years. That interaction can be found with poets Kenneth Koch and Ted Berrigan's engagement with comics (often in collaboration with Joe Brainard) and carries on with cartoonists who adapt works of poetry and poets who also make comics, notably Gary Sullivan. Madden will also discuss the influence of Oulipo and Oubapo (of which he is a member) and show examples of cartoonists who appropriate poetic fixed forms like the sonnet or the sestina to make comics.
A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.