‘Sincerely Yours’

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For the past month, some of my writing has been featured in a group show at Paragraph gallery along with visual artists Neil Goss and Monica Dixon. I tried something a little unusual for this show, which is titled “Sincerely Yours.” Instead of standard wall text or a booklet, I constructed writing panels that look almost like kitchen cabinetry, with titles on the outside and continued text within. To fit with the theme and title of the show, I called it “Cover Letters.” The pieces are short — only about 500 words total. The goal was to address personal/intimate topics to create short moments of communication with the reader. I like the way the show turned out. The expansive fabric, varied textures and colors of Neil’s and Monica’s work creates a pleasant, slightly dreamlike atmosphere, and the writing is presented in a more interactive fashion than past shows I’ve been a part of. If you’d like to see it in person, drop by Paragraph on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. We’ll be giving a short talk (30 minutes total) and answering questions, along with curator Michael Krueger, a visual arts professor at the University of Kansas. There will also be coffee.

For further reading, here’s Annie Raab’s review in The Pitch.

And here’s some background about my portion from the Charlotte Street blog.

 

Kawsmouth

In April 2012, Jennifer and I started a literary & arts website called Kawsmouth, which highlights writing, artwork and photography from writers and artists primarily in the Kansas City region. We currently publish new issues. on a quarterly schedule. The following are my own written contributions.

Coney Island Wintertide (Issue 1, April 2012)

Palace of the Apes (Issue 3, June 2012)

 Crumblecake Metropolis (Issue 7, October 2012)

 A salute to the Rockhill Theater ruins (Issue 8, December 2012)

Waiting For Devin: A pre-mortem for a retrofitted airport (Issue 13, Fall 2013)

12 on 12th (Issue 16, Summer 2014)