As part of the RISD Museum's Design the Night: Open House, I and six other poets will be at the museum on September 19th, 7-8:45 pm, with two participatory events.
Poets will be stationed at typewriters in four places around the 4th and 5th floors of the museum. You can walk right up to them and request a poem. They will type it for you on either a Smith-Corona Skyriter or a Smith-Corona Galaxie, and you'll get to walk away with it in your hand.
You can also come to the Post-It Zone (near the new media gallery on the 4th floor) and make poems on the museum walls, Magnetic Poetry style, with lines from participating poets, or add your own.
The poems made over the course of the evening will be collected in limited-edition chapbooks made by four Providence writers / book artists. To get a copy, you'll want to come to Ada Books on Sunday, 11/17, at 4 pm, for a reading and distribution party.
The Design the Night poets:
The chapbook artists: