Pop-Up Poets: Yedda Morrison on Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson

August 31, 2011  |  By
Filed under: One on One

This summer we enjoyed a special poets-in-the-galleries series, organized by Small Press Traffic. Inspired by The Steins Collect, the series honored writer Gertrude Stein and her relationships with the visual artists of her day. Each Thursday evening in July and August a poet gave a reading, talk, or performance about an artist or artwork on view. Last week Yedda Morrison closed out the summer with a fantastic talk about Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson’s Swamp:


Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, _Swamp_, 1971

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Yedda Morrison, The Sun Became a Monstrous Light-Bulb; Field Notes on Feeling.

(You can watch Holt and Smithson’s video here.)

Yedda Morrison is a writer and visual artist. Her books include Girl Scout Nation (Displaced Press, 2008) and Crop (Kelsey Street Press, 2003). Darkness is forthcoming from Make Now Press in Los Angeles. Morrison is represented by Republic Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. (republicgallery.com); for more of her work, see www.yeddamorrison.com.

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