Pictures of Poets

January 21, 2020

photography by Dean Davis

Though it has been almost a year since we mentioned Dean Davis’s work behind the camera and the microphone, his ambitious project, Pictures of Poets, continues to grow.

Visit the site. Poets are arranged alphabetically by first name. Click on a poet to see a larger version of the photo, a brief bio, and links to recordings.

Read more about the project in Audrey Overstreet’s article in The Spokesman-Review.

Spokane Arts has announced that Chris Cook will assume the title of Spokane Poet Laureate in November, when Mark Anderson completes his two-year term. Read more in The Spokesman-Review and learn more about Chris Cook and listen to some poems on Pictures of Poets.

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photo by Dean Davis

See poets! Hear poets!

February 10, 2019

photography by Dean Davis

In April 2018, at the wonderful Inland Poetry Prowl in Ellensburg, Washington, the photographer Dean Davis quietly set up shop and proceeded to photograph and record many of the poets in attendance. Now you can see the results of this ambitious, unheralded, and unpaid project at Pictures of Poets. Click on ALL POETS and you will see many familiar faces. Mouse over the photos to see the poets’ names. Click on a poet’s photo and you will be taken to a page with a short bio and Davis’s recording of the poet.

A selection of 12 large-scale prints from this collection will be exhibited at the Burgin Center for the Arts in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, from March 21 through April 14, 2019, and selection of 25 of them will be exhibited at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane, Washington, in fall 2019, dates TBA.

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