It’s been 15 years since I was last in Provincetown and at the FAWC. Back then it was for writing workshop vacations, summer respites from my first job before I got my MFA. I’ve kept my eye on their summer offerings over the years, but I’ve always had an uneasy relationship with writing workshops which only got more pronounced once I finished an MFA and started teaching and publishing. But as I dig deeper into printmaking and my exploration of where the visual and written intersect, I was drawn to a printmaking class offered this year called “Word Play” taught by Daniel Heyman which was happening concurrently with Elizabeth Bradfield’s poetry workshop “Making Broadsides: Image & Text.” And it was exactly what I needed to play, experiment, learn some new tricks, and generate some new work and ideas.
Here are a few images from the week, the prints all inspired by images from a handful of my own poems: