images and words

October 6, 2014


The current exhibit at Western Washington University’s Western Art Gallery, Madonna Comix and Other Collaborations, features the work of Dianne Kornberg. Initially a painter, photographer and printmaker, Kornberg has “been working with poets for the past five years to create image/text pieces.”

The 26 large-scale archival pigment prints, on exhibit through November 22, 2014, are “about women as physical, sexual, maternal, sacrificial and spiritual beings.” In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be a walking tour, lecture and book signing on Sunday, October 12, 12-2pm.

On Friday, October 17, at 4:00pm, Kornberg will be joined in the Gallery by poet and scholar Elisabeth Frost for a discussion of the work. Although the exhibit is based on 11 poems by Celia Bland, Kornberg and Frost have collaborated on several series of prints.

Elisabeth Frost is the author of a collection of poetry, All of Us (White Pine Press, 2011); two chapbooks, A Theory of the Vowel (Red Glass Books, 2013) and Rumor (Mermaid Tenement Press, 2009); and a critical study, The Feminist Avant-Garde in American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2003). She is also co-editor (with Cynthia Hogue) of Innovative Women Poets: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and Interviews (University of Iowa Press, 2006). Frost’s essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Contemporary Literature, How2, Postmodern Culture, and The Women’s Review of Books. She holds graduate degrees in literature from Stanford and UCLA, and she received her undergraduate degree from Harvard/Radcliffe. She is the founder and editor of the Poets Out Loud book series from Fordham Press.


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