Remember that awesome woman who used to sit, every Sunday at the lake, at a little table marked “POET” in big sparkly letters?
SAM Word: A.K. “Mimi” Allin
From Art Criticism to Poetry in Five Strokes
August 20, 2009
Third Floor Galleries
A.K. “Mimi” Allin, the Poetess at Green Lake, curates poetry-infused “instigations” in SAM’s downtown galleries. During this event, “sumi-e art criticisms” will be distributed to ten poets. Each poet will have three or four works to consider. Poets will sit in the gallery where SAM Next: Corin Hewitt is on view, weighing gesture against text, turning each criticism into a poem. Afterward, they will explain their methods. They will not read their poems. They’ll drop their poems to the floor and go on working. The poets’ explanations will be broadcast in the Brotman Forum.
Featuring everyone from spoken word poets to literary figures, these evenings of words as art are at once intimate and engaging.
Free with museum admission.