By Juniper Moon, Writing for Peace Artist-In-Residence and Sunday LIVE Host
This broadside was one of my first few, and designed and printed for the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. The type is heavy on the page, the metallic ink blend appears like fairy dust in some places, it was I believe my first project trying out the polymer process with my own artwork, and it was printed in August 2011.
My studio then was in an unheated garage and I printed by c-clamp light at night because I worked full time and had three kids at home.
My exhibit however many years ago showed the progression of my abilities and eventually linoblock carving prowess together with orchestrating the whitespace in new ways.
All the while over those same years, Tina was orchestrating her words on the page, and creating so much contemplative beauty that it demands not only its own expanse of whitespace to honor the words and let them breathe but your attention. They demand and deserve your attention. You will not be disappointed if you choose to spend time with us this evening.
About Tina Schumann:
Tina Schumann is a Pushcart nominated poet and the author of three poetry collections, Praising the Paradox (Red Hen Press, 2019) which was a finalist in the National Poetry Series, Four Way Books Intro Prize, and the Julie Suk Award, Requiem. A Patrimony of Fugues (Diode Editions, 2017) which won the Diode Editions Chapbook Competition and As If (Parlor City Press, 2010) which was awarded the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize. She is editor of the IPPY-award winning anthology Two Countries. U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents (Red Hen, 2017). Schumann’s work received the 2009 American Poet Prize from The American Poetry Journal, finalist status in the Terrain.org annual poetry contest, as well as honorable mentions in The Atlantic and Crab Creek Review. She is a poetry editor with Wandering Aengus Press, and a graduate of the Rainier Writing Workshop.
Her poems have appeared widely in publications and anthologies since 1999, including The American Journal of Poetry, Ascent, Cimarron Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Nimrod, Parabola, Palabra, Poetry Daily, Poemeleon, Rattle, Verse Daily, and read on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac. www.tinaschumann.com
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