Ken Bresler & friends, Poetry Made Visible
Please join us for an afternoon of poetry & conversation on Sunday, August 4, between 2:00 and 4:00 PM
Ken Bresler, the author of Poetry Made Visible, will describe the origins of his book and discuss what makes his book unique: the first in-depth descriptions of “Massachusetts Artifact,” a floor-to-ceiling bronze sculpture screen in a prominent state office building; the poems sandblasted into the brick platforms of the Davis Square Station on the Red Line; and the literary installations along the Southwest Corridor Park, a park that most Boston area residents don’t know about and whose carved poems are even lesser known. He will appear with accomplished poets whose poems appear in the book and who will read their work: Deborah Leipziger, whose poem about the reading room of the Boston Public Library appears in the book’s chapter about the BPL; and Anna Warrock and Peter Payack, whose poems appear in the book – and in the Davis Square Station.
About the book:
This guidebook is about the intersection of poetry and public art in Boston. It is for tourists and natives of the Boston area, for students and teachers, for lovers of poetry and lovers of public art. You’ve heard of a date movie? This can be a date book. Take this book on a date. This book is for lovers and lovers-to-be. This book has four chapters: Poetry made visible in the Boston Public Library, on the Orange Line of the MBTA/Southwest Corridor Park, in dispersed sites throughout Boston, and in the Davis Square Station on the Red Line.