Saturday, December 3, 2011

How About Midnight on Connecticut Avenue?

The Steiny Road Poet had so much fun partying with Gertrude Stein at the Stanford in Washington Art Gallery that she has begun stirring to the pot to create an opportunity for other poets to share the fun.

Gertrude Stein’s birthday is coming up February 3. Shh—138, born in 1874 and still influencing other artists as the Insight & Identity: contemporary Artists and Gertrude Stein exhibition proves. The S. R. Poet is asking Stanford in Washington to bring poets in for a workshop where they can learn about Stein and her work, get a curator’s tour of the exhibit, write poems inspired by the exhibit and Stein, and then present these new poems at a birthday bash for the first Modernist. Why should Woody Allen get all the buzz?
Stein wrote a book entitled To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays. The image here is taken from the cover of this book and this book is part of the collection belonging to Hans Gallas. Gallas is a co-curator of Insight & Identity exhibition and he said he wants to participate in the workshop and birthday party.

Stay tuned for more details. Thanks to Wanda Corn, 2011 has truly been the year of Gertrude Stein, so let’s keep the momentum going!