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This anthology from Yellow Flag Press collects the first five years of poetry from the Vision/Verse Art and Poetry Exhibit. 100+ poems
This anthology from Yellow Flag Press collects the first five years of poetry from the Vision/Verse Art and Poetry Exhibit. 100+ poems
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The Goal

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

Poets:

Lou Amyx
Maya Beerbower
Jacob Blevins
Darrell Bourque
Steven Brown
Elizabeth Burk
Kolleen Carney
William Lusk Coppage
Rita D. Costello
Kevin Dwyer
S. B. Ferguson
Amy Fleury
J. Bruce Fuller
Trèe George
Rodney Gomez
Ashley Mace Havird
David Havird
Ava Leavell Haymon
Mary Hughes
Hillary Joubert
Julie Kane
Clare L. Martin
Erica McCreedy
Andrew McSorley
Patrice Melnick
Stella Ann Nesanovich
Jan Rider Newman
Angelina Oberdan
Philana Omorotionmwan
M. Rather, Jr.
Michael Shewmaker
M. E. Silverman
Kevin Thomason


Artists:
Brad Arender
Heather Arsement
Martin Castillo
Brendan Egan
Heather Ryan Kelley
Sue Zimmermann

Editors:

J. Bruce Fuller & Erica McCreedy

Layout and Design by Lou Amyx

Cover Art by Heather Arsement

About Vision/Verse

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.

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    One broadside from the 2013 Vision/Verse show. All broadsides are hand-made and hand-numbered. Shipping Included.

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    Two broadsides from the Yellow Flag Press catalog. All broadsides are hand-made and hand-numbered, and were featured in past editions of Vision/Verse. Shipping Included.

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    A Yellow Flag Press T-shirt (in Medium or Large). This reward also comes with one copy of the anthology signed by the editors and as many contributor poets as possible. Shipping Included.

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    Signed and framed title page from Erica McCreedy's chapbook Red Winters. These unbound title pages are from the original production run of McCreedy's debut chapbook. Only ten of these exist and no more will ever be produced. They are printed on 20% cotton Antique Laid paper. This reward also comes with one copy of the anthology signed by the editors and as many contributor poets as possible. Shipping Included.

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    Complete numbered set of 20 broadsides from the 2013 Vision/Verse show. These sets are loose and perfect for framing individual pieces. Also comes with one copy of the anthology signed by the editors and as many contributor poets as possible. Shipping Included.

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    Complete numbered and bound set of 20 broadsides from the 2013 Vision/Verse show. These complete sets come protected in acid-free art quality portfolios. Great for showing off your set! Also comes with one copy of the anthology signed by the editors and as many contributor poets as possible. Shipping Included.

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    Framed original photograph by Erica McCreedy. This one of a kind piece will be featured in the 2013 Vision/Verse art exhibit, and is the inspiration for the poem "Green Temple" by Amy Fleury, which is featured in the anthology. Also comes with one copy of the anthology signed by the editors and as many contributor poets as possible. Shipping Included.

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    Framed original mixed-media painting by artist Lauren Brasher. This one of a kind piece will be featured in the 2013 Vision/Verse art exhibit, and was inspired by the poem "Eternal Return" by Maya Beerbower which is featured in the anthology. Also comes with one copy of the anthology signed by the editors and as many contributor poets as possible. Shipping Included.

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