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Word/Image Collaboration: A Conversation Across Disciplines

February 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm
301 WIlliams Hall
University of Vermont

Please join us on February 6 for "Word/Image Collaboration: A Conversation Across Disciplines with Major Jackson and Jane Kent." The poet and artist will have a conversation about their on-going collaborative project and discuss their distinct ideas about the interaction of word and image.

A reception will follow the conversation, and the Colburn Gallery will be open for viewing “Illuminating Words: Artists’ Books at the University of Vermont."

Jane Kent makes prints, paintings and artists’ books. Working with text and image, she has been producing an ongoing artists’ book project begun in 1994. Her works are in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of American Art, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, Yale University, and Special Collections at the University of Vermont, among others. She has received Fellowships and awards include the National Endowment for the Arts, Artists’ Fellowship, McDowell Colony and the Yaddo Artists’ Fellowship. She is Professor in the Department of Art and Art History, University of Vermont.

Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry, including Roll Deep, which won the 2016 Vermont Book Award, and Leaving Saturn, which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Jackson has published poems, essays, and book reviews in American Poetry Review, Callaloo, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry , among others. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, Pew Fellowships in the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, among other honors. Jackson is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Vermont.

The event, which is presented by Special Collections and the Department of Art and Art History, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Special Collections at or (802) 656-2138.