Poetry. Art. BINDLE collects several series of text-image works by artist Dianne Kornberg and poet Elisabeth Frost, created over a six-year period of intensive collaboration. BINDLE explores the natural world through its traces, as a sort of mortal remains: spiders' webs, birds' nests, and oyster shells evoke dwelling places and absent bodies, scientific specimens and sites of loss. In these complex visual fields, text and image carry equal weight, and the idioms of science and lyric overlap and merge. In this singular work, Kornberg and Frost reveal that divergent ways of knowing hold us—as a paper bindle holds a specimen—tying us to the material world.
A poet and critic, Elisabeth Frost is the author of ALL OF US: POEMS (White Pine Press), The Feminist Avant- Garde in American Poetry (Iowa), and the chapbooks A Theory of the Vowel (Red Glass Books) and Rumor (Mermaid Tenement Books). She is also co-editor of Innovative Women Poets: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and Interviews (Iowa). She has received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, The Rockefeller-Bellagio Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and others. Frost is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Fordham University in New York City, where she edits the Poets Out Loud Prizes book series from Fordham Press.Artist Dianne Kornberg has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for more than twenty-five years. She has work in several important museum collections including those of the International Center of Photography, the Henry Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Portland Art Museum, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Seattle Art Museum, and it appears in multiple book publications. It is the subject of three monographs: Madonna Comix (Media f8), India Tigers (William, James & Co.), and Field Notes (Marylhurst University). She is a Professor Emerita at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.Author City: USA