Published by Risk Press, Tamsin Smith's verse collection Word Cave is now available for sale online at amazon.com. The book features a cover portrait by Emilio Villalba back cover collage detail by Matt Gonzalez, and photographs by Josh Smith, All proceeds from the sale of the book benefit SITES UNSEEN a non-profit founded by Dorka Keehn, which activates [...]
Tamsin Smith gives her annual poetry reading at the Aspen Institute Action Forum on this year's theme "The Great Reset". Click "Read More" to see video.
Artist Adam Feibelman's "Personal Provenance" at Guerrero Gallery tackles ancient and contemporary stories of migration, displacement, and the search for a better life. A review of the show co-written by Matt Gonzalez and Tamsin Smith is published at SquareCylinder. The show runs through May 6, 2017.
Matt Gonzalez and Tamsin Smith have co-written an essay first published in the catalogue for Zio Ziegler's solo exhibition, Bernard Gwilliam and the Quantum Modernism, at Jules Maeght Gallery in San Francisco. The full essay and images are available here. Below is a poem written by Tamsin for Zio in 2015. True Story for Zio [...]
Tamsin Smith, Poet-in-Residence at the Aspen Global Leadership Network, gives the inaugural reading of "The Aspen Poem" at the 2016 Action Forum. Click here for the video and here for her blog about finding seeds of inspiration for the poem in her work to launch and build (RED).
Arc Fusion is an independent information and problem-solving organization on a quest to help shape and lead one of the great megatrends of our era – the convergence of biomedicine with information technologies and big data. This fusion will transform health, policy, law, commerce, the arts – and how we live. The FUTURE is the theme of Arc Fusion’s first-ever magazine issue. Each issue will start with a live event that addresses a critical fusion issue and then incorporate talks, discussions, articles, videos, and insights into solutions. As the group's poet in residence, Tamsin Smith contributes a poem "An Arc for the Frozen Sea" on this theme.
Exquisite Corpse is a method of rough assemblage invented by the Surrealists, in which collaborators sequentially string words or pictures together to form a novel whole. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate April as Poetry Month, why not host an Exquisite Corpse Party? You’ll find that the element of obfuscation is part of the joy, as players are only given partial slices of information or fixed rules as prompts when their turn comes up. Untethered by a view of where the overall composition is headed, each contributor’s imagination is freed to range and roam far beyond the norm. With each rotation, what can’t be seen grows exponentially more intriguing. It’s as if the blinders spur (rather than hinder) creativity. A restricted view serves to break habits by eliminating the distraction of expectation and norm. (Click "Read More")
Tamsin’s poem “Imaginary Landscape” is featured in a new collection Lightening Strikes, along with former U.S. Poet Laureates Billy Collins, Robert Haas, and Richard Blanco, and Bay Area luminaries Bill Berkson, Peter Coyote, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Jack Hirschman, 18 poets were paired with 18 painters, who produced unique visual responses to the verse. The opening reception with poetry readings is December 12th.