Poetry Art Community

Victoria Lopez-Trujillo of the FIU Honors College recites her poem at “Poetry Art Community” at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

Poetry Art Community (PAC) is a seminar created and taught by Richard Blanco and John William Bailly. PAC explores the living dialogue between community and the literary and visual arts, and the civic role they can (ought to) play in the public realm with respect to matters that affect us collectively: gender, sexuality, class, diversity, and race. Through service learning projects and exploration of local cultural landmarks and institutions, students will investigate/experience the relationships between community and the arts.In addition, they will be instructed on the fundamental craft techniques of writing poetry and visual arts, and create their own poems and drawings as a means of exploring community through the lens of their own creativity. Serving as cultural co-agents, students will also engage with accomplished poets and artists to produce, curate, and host a public literary and arts salon that will feature poetry readings, visual art, and videography centered on the themes surveyed throughout the course.

Poetry Art Community Projects 

Poetry Art Community Syllabus

Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  01 April 2018

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