Posts tagged "poetry"
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

Today we’re pleased to welcome back Alice Frecknall from Apples & Snakes; she brings us a follow up to our first post about London’s SPINE Festival that took place earlier this month. This fabulous event brought free arts programs to 33 libraries around the city. Read on! ~ Laura by Alice Frecknall As SPINE Festival comes...
Featuring: Margaret Withers and "Curious, USA"

Featuring: Margaret Withers and “Curious, USA”

Today we present an interview with and tone poem by visual artist Margaret Withers. I’m really digging her vision of her ideal library; make sure to check it out! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little about yourself – who are you, where are you from, and what sort of creative work do you...
Featuring: Erico Ortiz and "Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!"

Featuring: Erico Ortiz and “Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!”

Today we’re thrilled to present an interview with Erico Ortiz, a creative artist in Wisconsin, who tells us today about his relationship to libraries and a wonderful poetry + visual art project he produced with other poets and artists last year. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Incubator Team!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Incubator Team!

It’s spring!  And it’s St. Patrick’s Day!  Here are some nerdy online collections we love to help you celebrate in true librarian style.  Enjoy! ~Erinn Let’s start with the NYPL Digital Collections, which is always good for vintage holiday ephemera– check out their collection of St. Patrick’s Day postcards, which are doubly fascinating when they...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #1

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #1

Today we have a preview of a fantastic community cultural event that is coming up in London libraries in the UK in March. The SPINE Festival seeks to engage communities with their local libraries through book and literature-inspired arts programs and experiences. We look forward to sharing a follow-up post about the SPINE Festival when...
Our Favorite Things: Art-Making Librarians

Our Favorite Things: Art-Making Librarians

For today’s Favorite Things post, we’re celebrating some of the art-making library staff we’ve met over the last year! Featuring: Rebecca Brooks – Laura had a fantastic time interviewing children’s librarian and art-maker Rebecca Brooks, the mastermind behind the graphic design and craft website Hafuboti. Poetry in the Stacks – if you’re a poet who...
Featuring: Ray Hsu

Featuring: Ray Hsu

This post was originally published on December 21, 2011. Ray Hsu (UW-Madison PhD 2008) is a rockstar who happens to write books. Ray is author of Anthropy (winner of the Gerald Lampert Award; finalist for the Trillium Book Award in Poetry) and Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon (winner of an Alcuin Award). At last count he has published over 150...
Giving thanks

Giving thanks

It is Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Today I have two short poems to share with you. These were written “in tandem” by Maya Stein and Amy Tingle, the bike-riding poets who I had the pleasure to meet this summer and offer up a single word as their poetic starting point. The word: Library. Wishing all...
Type Rider II and a Poetry Picnic

Type Rider II and a Poetry Picnic

by Laura Damon-Moore This spring I was presented with a unique opportunity in my capacity as Assistant Director (with a focus on programming and outreach) for the small-but-mighty Eager Free Public Library in Evansville, Wisconsin. In 2013-2014 Evansville became home to fifteen Little Free Libraries as part of a family literacy partnership of the Evansville Community...
Art + Library Picnic with the LAIP

Art + Library Picnic with the LAIP

Last Thursday Katie and Laura from the Library as Incubator Project got to take the show on the road to the Twin Cities! The awesome staff at the Walker Art Center invited us to present a program at Open Field, the Walker’s summertime outdoor art venue and program series. Art “picnics” are popular with the...
Poetry in the Stacks - call for submissions!

Poetry in the Stacks – call for submissions!

by Laura Damon-Moore Today we’re excited to share a new web publication with you that features poetry inspired by libraries, many of them written by librarian-poets. Poetry in the Stacks is a new publication started by a friend of ours, Erin Lorandos, who contributed a kit to the Library as Incubator Project waaaay at the...
Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

We love book art here at the LAIP, and every once in awhile I like to mine the internet for all things book art, just to see what fabulous things can be made from discarded texts.  Today’s feature is Ragnhildur Johanns, a captivating artist I stumbled across on one such trip down the rabbit hole. Her beautiful sculptures, which combine book...