VVP: Art 434 & Engl. 410

Website for Vision Voice and Practice: An Interdisciplinary Course in Art and Creative Writing

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Interesting Collaborations

Visual artists Jim Dine and Brice Marden collaborate with ancient poets

In-class collaborations

Every few class sessions the writers and visual artist pair off to do "collaboration spot projects". These are highly restricted improvisational in-class projects where we explore relationships between image, text, form, and content.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Varsity Stroke

Marianne Moore, the stringently alive poet and critic whose work we've been looking at the past couple of weeks, was once approached by Ford to name a new car they were marketing in the '50s. Here are some of the names she came up with, all of which were rejected for 'Edsel,' one of the biggest flops in the history of American capitalism. Perhaps it would have succeeded had they gone with "Varsity Stroke."