a visual (poetry) feast

June 21, 2021

hand holding magnifying lens over colorful strips of paper with handwritten poetry text

Here’s something colorful to start your summer: Poetry Quilt by Diane Samuels.

To make Poetry Quilt, which is 90″ x 87″ x 1/2″, artist Samuels tore 50 of her own drawings into 3-1/2″ by 5/8″ strips, collaged them, and then hand-transcribed in micro-script the text of 198 of her favorite poems. To create this and other works, the artist uses her own handwriting and other people’s words. Here’s the full text of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and here is a hand-transcription of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Much more, including public-art pieces, on Diane Samuels’s website, and here’s an interview with Diane Samuels in Tupelo Quarterly.

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Photo: Thomas Little

2 Responses to “a visual (poetry) feast”

  1. beth Says:

    I love this

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