The Art of the Book

Cig Harvey, Meg Weston, Richard Reitz Smith featured in March Poet’s Corner

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Works by Cig Harvey, Meg Weston, and Richard Reitz Smith will be featured on The Poet’s Corner, Sunday, March 7, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Register for this Zoom event on the website

Whether it’s a hand-crafted book, a limited edition self-published book, or a published monograph, there are many routes to getting beautiful work out into the world that combines images and text in a variety of formats. In addition to reading from and sharing their work, these three respected artists will share their experience and ideas in a lively discussion on the topics of writing, design, creation and routes for publication.

Cig Harvey is an internationally known artist who uses images and language to explore sensory experience and elevate the everyday. Her work has been reviewed and featured in The New York Times, BBC, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, and more. She is the author of three sold-out books published by Schilt Publishing: You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Gardening at Night and You an Orchestra You a Bomb. She will be reading and sharing from her 4th monograph Blue Violet due to be released this spring from Monacelli Publishing. The photographs and artist books of Cig Harvey have been widely exhibited and remain in the permanent
collections of major museums and collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine; and the International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.

Meg Weston is a co-founder of The Poets Corner and recently retired from her position as President of Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine. She’s had a long career in business, media, and education, and throughout her life has written both prose and poetry. She recently published a limited edition book of poems entitled Letters From The White Queen, that includes excerpts from letters her mother wrote in 1969 just a few years before she died unexpectedly at the age of 48. Weston’s poems appear alongside the letter excerpts and family photographs in an exquisite design by Richard Reitz Smith.

Weston’s poems have been published in Red Fez, Goose River Anthology, and The Mountain Troubadour. Her poem Her Skates recently was awarded a prize in the 2021 Carol Lee Vail poetry contest from The Poets Society of Vermont.

Richard Reitz Smith is a letterpress and book artist who also chairs the Book Arts and Design program at Maine Media Workshops + College. In 2015, Richard was the first Book Artist in Residence at Maine Media where he wrote, illustrated, printed and bound a limited-edition abecedary of alliterative haiku. Richard is an illustrator, writer, and graphic designer who excels in marrying traditional techniques with technology.

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The Poets Corner is a platform created to foster community among writers and readers of poetry and short prose. Founded by former Maine Media Workshops + College president Meg Weston and author/writing coach Kathrin Seitz, The Poets Corner is based in Midcoast Maine, and hosts virtual readings on the second Sunday of each month.

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Sun, 03/07/2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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