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VIDEO PRESENTATION: Intersections Between Poetry and Other Art Forms

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Poets Cathryn Cofell, Bruce Dethlefsen, and C. Kubasta explore the intersections between poetry and other art forms through creation and music-making. By working across multiple genres, these poets will find voice and meaning in the collaborations and translations across art forms.

Cathryn Cofell and Bruce Dethlefsen have previously made music in the blues and jazz band Obvious Dog (with Bill Orth). In her most recent book, Stick Figure with Skirt, Cathryn finds the music in our corporate cubicles and everyday interactions, as we carve our selves from the idea of work, family, and the other identities we inhabit. She has also written a collaborative chapbook Split Personality, with Karla Huston. A former Wisconsin poet laureate, Bruce Dethlefsen’s poetry of plain speech resonates like a wax-pressed record, but with more durability. He inspires with his songwriting, and his educational outreach with poets of all ages. C. Kubasta’s poetry often constructs beauty out of the fragmented edges of experience, skirting resolution. She has collaborated most recently with the artist Mollie Oblinger, creating art objects like the Look Book I Have Been Thinking about Survival.

Tune in for a short film that documents their creative process as they make poetry, music, and visual poems, and share writing prompts and exercises that encourage writers to utilize the found materials of everyday to make something meaningful that speaks to who we are. The film was made during the poets’ residency at Write On.


February 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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