The fourteen lines and iambic pentameter of a Shakespearean sonnet or the repetitive wording of a villanelle are not unrelated, and in fact may be logical predecessors, to the time restrictions of a Vine or a Snapchat story, or the 140-character limit of a Tweet.
Walking into Of Soil and Tongues is a bit like jumping between the pages of a book, and finding that the language is something you can touch.
The spaces in which we present poetry affect how we consume it, or how we allow it to consume us. How do we give words power?
Artists in their final semester at Hampshire experiment with form and conceptual propositions in a series of solo and group shows. Stay tuned for a full calendar.
Featuring the work of artists and activists, inside and outside prison, to explore tensions between exploitative prison labor and the creative and intellectual labor of incarcerated individuals.