FOUND-WORLD COLLAGE POEMS
mine a language:
we are blundering:
Poet's statement: These visual poems are from an ongoing series of collages (2600+) built from phrases created unintentionally through the accident of magazine page design. Each contiguous fragment of text (roughly the equivalent of a poetic line) is entirely removed from its original sense and syntax. The text is not altered (except for the occasional deletion of prefixes, suffixes, or punctuation) and includes no attributable phrases. The lines of each collage are, in most cases, sourced from different magazines.
Poet's bio: An artist, poet, and freelance writer, J.I. Kleinberg lives in Bellingham, Washington, USA, and on Instagram @jikleinberg. Her visual poems have been published in print and online journals worldwide, including Atlas & Alice, Diagram, Explorations in Media Ecology, Full Bleed, The Indianapolis Review, and Otoliths. Her visual poems were featured in a solo exhibit, orchestrated light, at Peter Miller Books, Seattle, Washington, in May 2022, and displayed at the Skagit River Poetry Festival in October 2022.