Mar 30th 2023

Forms & Features with grace (ge) gilbert

@ The Poetry Foundation


Opening Thursday, March 30th, from 6PM - 8PM

All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Critique & Nostalgia: Digital Explorations of Visual Poetics and Collage,” created and led by grace (ge) gilbert.

In this session, through readings, demonstrations, and generative prompts, we will learn how to manipulate personal “artifacts” to create digital collages using simple word processing software. We will explore hybrid works of contemporary visual poetics, and engage with collage theorists, all toward the end of forming a hybrid poetics of our own.

Participants will need a recent version of MS Word, and to gather 2-3 digitized “artifacts” before the workshop. These can be digital versions of family photos, historical or familial documents, scans of journal entries, etcetera.

grace (ge) gilbert is a hybrid poet, essayist, and collage-worker based in Brooklyn. They received their MFA in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh in 2022. grace is the author of three short collections: the closeted diaries (Porkbelly Press 2022), NOTIFICATIONS IN THE DARK (Antenna Books 2023), and today is an unholy suite (Barrelhouse 2023). their work can be found in the Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Passages North, the Offing, the Adroit Journal, & elsewhere. they currently teach hybrid collage and poetics courses at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and they have received support and scholarships from City of Asylum’s Emerging Poet Laureate program as well as Bread Loaf. grace was the MCLA Under 27 Writer-in-Residence Fellow at Mass MoCA, and they are passionate about making the hybrid arts accessible to all. find more at

To allow for more poets to participate in workshops with Visiting Teaching Artists, participants will be registered for the March workshop with grace (ge) gilbert, or the April workshop with Hua Xi, but not both workshops. This program is for adult participants, aged 18 and older.

Closed captioning is available via Google Meet. We are happy to provide ASL interpretation. Please let us know at least one week in advance, if possible, if you would benefit from an ASL interpreter in attendance. If you would benefit from any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing Learn more about Google Meet’s built-in accessibility features here.

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