New York visual artist Adam Marnie and Pittsburgh poet Ed Steck will read Steck's 35 page poem The Rose, written in a collaborative process over a two year correspondence yielding three sections: The Grid, The Rose, The Desert.
The sprawling poem was Steck's response to a suite of 9 collages that Marnie made by cutting up photographs of a hydrangea still-life, which were mailed to him in early 2012–resulting in mirrored explorations of beauty, redaction, and the porousness of language and image. A book of the text and color reproductions of the collages, published by Hassla in conjunction with this event, will be released at HDTS 2013.
Thursday, October 17, 2013, readings at 2:30 and 4:30 pm
Newspaper Rock, Petrified Forest National Park*
*subject to change due to potential park closures–if park is closed, readings will take place at the north park entrance (exit 311 from I-40).