Yellow Flag Press is currently in the process of producing an anthology of the first five years of poems from the Vision/Verse Art and Poetry Exhibit. The book will be a perfect bound trade paperback with over 140 pages and 100 poems.
These Kickstarter funds will help us with the costs of manufacturing the book, purchasing contributor copies, fees, and mailing costs.
The Vision/Verse show has been an important collaboration between artists and poets since 2009, and we are excited to be able to bring these poems to a wider audience with this anthology. Any pledges are greatly appreciated. Any overage will go directly to producing the book. Please support art and poetry and the artists that make it!
Poets and Artists Featured in the Anthology
William Lusk Coppage
Rita D. Costello
S. B. Ferguson
J. Bruce Fuller
Ashley Mace Havird
Ava Leavell Haymon
Clare L. Martin
Stella Ann Nesanovich
Jan Rider Newman
M. Rather, Jr.
M. E. Silverman
Heather Ryan Kelley
J. Bruce Fuller & Erica McCreedy
Layout and Design by Lou Amyx
Cover Art by Heather Arsement
Vision/Verse, the annual art and poetry exhibition, is now in its fifth year of bringing together poetry and art collaborations, as well as small press publishing. Vision/Verse reinforces the bond between the literary and visual arts by examining the role of inspiration in art, particularly how poetry can inspire art and how art can influence poetry.
The Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s Vision/Verse exhibit at the Art Associate's Gallery, in the historic Central School Arts and Humanities Center, in Lake Charles, LA. The opening will be on Saturday, June 8th, at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a poetry reading at 7 p.m. The annual art and poetry exhibit brings together twenty artists and poets from across the state as well as the nation. The purpose of the exhibit is for artists and poets alike to examine to role of inspiration in the visual and literary arts.
“The exhibit acts as a way for artists and poets to further explore their own creation processes by using a completely different artistic medium as the source of inspiration for a new piece of poetry or art,” said Erica McCreedy, a member of Yellow Flag Press. “We want the participating artists and poets to experience first-hand the impact that visual art has on poetry and the influence that poetry has over art.”
The ten selected poets each choose one of the ten chosen artist’s pieces and create a new poem using the piece of art as inspiration. Simultaneously, each artist choose one of the poet’s poems and use that poem as a springboard for a new piece of art.
Yellow Flag Press will print all twenty poems as broadsides, which are collectible and handmade prints of poetry, and the broadsides will hang with the twenty pieces of art at the Art Associates Gallery. At the opening, the participating poets will give a reading of the exhibit’s poetry at 7 p.m. Yellow Flag Press will be on hand to sell limited edition broadsides of each featured poem.
Past participating artists include: Heather Ryan Kelley, Blane Bourgeois, Josh Guimbellot, Brendan Egan, Judy Baggett, Sue Zimmermann, Heather Foster, Melinda Antoon, Chris Marcello, and Hillary Joubert, and many more.
Past participating poets include: Julie Kane, Darrell Bourque, Ava Leavell Haymon, Michael Shewmaker, Angelina Oberdan, Stella Nesanovich, Rita D. Costello, Jacob Blevins, Andrew McSorley, William Lusk Coppage, M. Rather, Jr., Lou Amyx, and Jan Rider Newman, and many more.For more information on this exhibit or any other Art Associates Gallery show, please call 337-439-2787 or visit www.artsandhumanitiesswla.org.
For more information on Yellow Flag Press please visit http://yellowflagpress.blogspot.com
Risks and challenges
The major challenge is that this is our first foray into trade paperback books. Manufacturing books comes with a lot of unforeseen costs and delays. However, Yellow Flag Press has been publishing for over five years now and we are confident this project will be completed on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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