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Verse, Stripped: Talk by Matt Madden

Poetry Foundation

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

Verse, Stripped: Talk by Matt Madden

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Comics artist and illustrator Matt Madden will offer a survey of the points of connection between comics and poetry over the last 50 years. That interaction can be found with poets Kenneth Koch and Ted Berrigan's engagement with comics (often in collaboration with Joe Brainard) and carries on with cartoonists who adapt works of poetry and poets who also make comics, notably Gary Sullivan. Madden will also discuss the influence of Oulipo and Oubapo (of which he is a member) and show examples of cartoonists who appropriate poetic fixed forms like the sonnet or the sestina to make comics.

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Poetry Foundation
61 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative partnerships, prizes, and programs. Opened to the public in June 2011, the Poetry Foundation building in Chicago provides new space for the Foundation’s extensive roster of public programs and events. It also houses a public garden, a library, and an exhibition gallery, as well as the offices of the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine. For more information, please visit

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