Still Learning To See

Poem City

For the past several years my sister Marti and I have collaborated to create entries for the celebration of Poem City. She is the poet and I am the photographer; we’ve worked in both directions, me finding or making a photo that riffs off one of her poems or, as we did this year, she writing to one of my photos—she uses term new to me: “ekphrastic.”

Poem City is a creation of the good folks at our Kellogg-Hubbard Library, where it started twelve years ago and has been growing ever since. Poems are solicited and printed and hung in windows all over the downtown area as part of the month long celebration of poetry. Workshops and slams and lots of good fun too. One of the champions of photography in town, Linda Hogan, had the idea to pair poems and photographs and, voila, Marti and I stepped up again with two creations.

I’m so pleased to share Marti’s work with you here. She is a fine poet who works hard at it and gets it right time and time again. The library too deserves so much credit for making Poem City what it has become. When you are in Montpelier, please take time to stop by and thank them!

This entry was published on April 7, 2022 at 8:23 pm. It’s filed under John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Vermont, www.johnsnell.photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Poem City

  1. Joyce Kahn on said:

    Wonderful poems and of course, your photography, John. Thanks for sharing them

    Joyce

    On Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 8:23 PM Still Learning To See wrote:

    > John Snell posted: ” For the past several years my sister Marti and I have > collaborated to create entries for the celebration of Poem City. She is the > poet and I am the photographer; we’ve worked in both directions, me finding > or making a photo that riffs off one of her poem” >

  2. Cindy Harrison on said:

    So delighted to see the work of these two fine artists Thank you!

    On Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 5:23 PM Still Learning To See wrote:

    > John Snell posted: ” For the past several years my sister Marti and I have > collaborated to create entries for the celebration of Poem City. She is the > poet and I am the photographer; we’ve worked in both directions, me finding > or making a photo that riffs off one of her poem” >

  3. Such a fruitful collaboration! Thank you for sharing.

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