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November 5, 2016
7:58 pm

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ZIO ZIEGLER : NEW WORK

Matt Gonzalez and Tamsin Smith have co-written an essay first published in the catalogue to mark Zio Ziegler’s 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. (Click “Read More”)

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August 12, 2016
2:58 pm

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ABACUS OF RIGHT ACTION

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).

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May 18, 2016
6:47 pm

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ARC FUSION

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.

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May 8, 2016
7:59 pm

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TAG, YOU’RE IT

Matt Gonzalez and Tamsin Smith review Dave Eggers’ art show IDAHO for Juxtapoz Magazine. Read it here.

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April 9, 2016
4:49 pm

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Tamsin Smith

THE POETIC HOST

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”)

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PROPHETS, PILGRIMS & PROJECTS Maria Moyer
Mark degli Antoni
Dana Gioia
Tamsin Smith : In Verse
Matt Gonzalez Reader
Nicole Mackinlay Hahn
Everything Indicates
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