Sunday, March 02, 2008

Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book

["Connect the Dots," Macy Chadwick, In Cahoots Press]
Dave and I have spent some effort this winter building a starter collection of the poetry of Lost Roads -- the press founded by poet Frank Stanford and now run by poet C. D. Wright. We're not quite ready to talk about our perceptions of the press and its work, but still gathering books, information, and background.

As a result, the conference being offered by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Arts of the Book Collection at Yale this month intrigues us: It's called METAPHOR TAKING SHAPE: Poetry, Art, and the Book, and meets at Yale on March 13 and 14. Utilizing blogging as a pre-conference tool for discussion, the organizers have asked the speakers -- who include a number of "livre d'artiste" ("artists' book") designer/printer/publishers, plus poets C. D. Wright and John Yau -- to discuss the field ahead of time.

To check out the conversation, click on

And to get more info on this free conference, visit

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