KFB POETRY LAB PRESENTS: k2tog KNITTING CIRCLE w/JESSICA BEBENEK SAT DEC 15TH 3-5PM
JESSICA BEBENEK's k2tog ("knit two together") is an interactive art book of knitting patterns for poems, published by Berlin's Broken Dimanche Press. This collection contains an introductory essay and 9 knitting patterns for poems by women in which the authors speak to each other through text & time, as you will experience first-hand in this intimate afternoon knitting circle.
"The collection includes three sets of poems: Elizabeth Bishop’s “Sandpiper” (1962) and P.K. Page’s glosa “Poor Bird” (1994); Sylvia Plath’s “Blue Moles” (1960), Anne Sexton’s “Sylvia’s Death” (1963), and Maxine Kumin’s “How It Is” (1974); and several translations by women of Sappho’s “Fragment 113”. Each poet reflects and expands on the lives, deaths, and words of the women who came before her, just as my ‘poems’—the tapestries—contain and reinvent each woman’s language. I wrote the patterns by mapping the stressed and unstressed syllables in the rhythm of each poetic line, and then translating those into knit and purl stitches. Each line of verse is a knitted row and each syllable, a stitch. Quite literally, these knitted poems can be read—if you understand both languages." - from k2tog
REGISTRATION REQUIRED Free with the purchase of the book $30