Her Read: A Graphic Poem

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Texas Review Press, 2021 - Poetry - 240 pages
"An erasure of Herbert Read's The Meaning of Art, a seminal work of art criticism first published in 1931, Her Read is a hybrid text "part sculpture part theatre part hospital." In the summer of 2016, rendered otherwise speechless by the amplification of hate on the national stage, and its resonance with silencing in Steinorth's personal life, she began a hybrid project, at once poetry and visual art. Appropriating a library discard of The Meaning of Art, by Herbert Read (Faber & Faber, 1931), and with liberal use of correction fluid and ink, she began excavating a first-person lyric. From the voice of the male critic surveying the canon of male artists, she imagined voice(s) of womxn-objects become authors, become artists. Her Read is part of Con[text]ual, a series illuminating the intersection of visual art and text in the context of ideas that deepen our understanding of the contemporary world"--

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About the author (2021)

JENNIFER SPERRY STEINORTH's books include A Wake with Nine Shades (2019) and Her Read, A Graphic Poem, a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year recipient (2021), both from Texas Review Press. She has received grants from Vermont Studio Center, the Sewanee Writers Conference, Community of Writers, and the MFA for Writers at Warren Wilson College and her recent work appears in Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Pleiades, Plume, Rhino, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. An interdisciplinary artist and licensed builder, she lectures at University of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor and Traverse City, Michigan.

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