Thursday, October 03, 2013

Drawing our National Poetry Day to a close: Walking, Poems, Buildings - A Poetry and Architecture Collaboration

A great blog post for architecture students to check out today, on National Poetry Day of all days... Follow this link to read more about Annie Finch and architect Ben Jacks collaboration exploring the relationship between Architecture and Poetry.

Maybe you’ve seen a poem written in the shape of a building—it's called "concrete poetry"—but have you ever seen a building in the form of a sonnet? Poet Annie Finch and architect Ben Jacks, both faculty at Miami University in Ohio, recently collaborated to curate an exhibit of original student work that explored the relationships between the disciplines of poetry and architecture. 

Below, Annie Finch has written a poem as a result of her collaboration with Ben Jacks: