3.6: where what hovers is possibility | Rebecca Olander & Elizabeth Paul — mixed-media collage/poetry collaborations]
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3.6: where what hovers is possibility | Rebecca Olander & Elizabeth Paul — mixed-media collage/poetry collaborations]

[banner art]

an unseen smaller one

collage, December 2017
Rebecca Olander
mixed media
5 inches x 7 inches
©2017

 

intro to where what hovers is possibility by krysia jopek [September 2019]

Rebecca Olander and Elizabeth Paul’s selected sequence of collaborative multimedia collages and poetic analogues offers viewers/readers glimpses into the individual and collaborative process of the artist/writer discovering and shaping the cumulative content, form, and interpretive meaning of the visual image/poem as dialectical, post-postmodern [21st century trajectory of postmodernism] process and “finished” product/artifact.

I am honored to feature this collaborative micro virtual show of visual image [multimedia collage] and literary text [poems]. Please enjoy your unique aesthetic/literary experience here; I’m certain that what hovers is possibility will follow/stay with you for a while. The artists and I welcome your comments.

 

artist statement{s}:

This micro-virtual exhibit, where what hovers is possibility, illustrates the shared creative vision that brought Rebecca Olander and Elizabeth Paul together to commence their artistic partnership. More than any subject matter, genre, or form–it is the creative process, itself, that intrigues them and appears thematically time and again in their work.

Rebecca and Elizabeth met in the low-residency MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts; Rebecca concentrating in poetry and Elizabeth in creative nonfiction. In a workshop on translation during a ten-day residency, they collaborated on experimental projects. During the next semester, they continued working together along with poet Gail Hanlon. The three exchanged postcards for six months, taking the postcards as starting points for writing.

Their stated goal was to play and the rules of the game were 1.) to spend no more than thirty minutes on the writing and 2.) to work in the space of the postcard. They didn’t discuss the project until it was over. In their subsequent collaborations, Rebecca and Elizabeth continue to embrace play and experimentation. They have also maintained the rule of not discussing projects, allowing each collaborative project to unfold and reveal itself; thereby giving each artist the opportunity to experience the project on her own terms.

The four multimedia collages with poetic analogues showcased here are from Rebecca and Elizabeth’s 48-page, third manuscript, Edges Away: A Collaboration. They completed this project over the course of one year, during which they created and exchanged collages each month and responded the following month with a poem inspired in some way by the collage each received, along with a new collage. Thus, they are both artists and poets in this collaboration. Selections from Edges Away: A Collaboration have been published in The Indianapolis Review (collage selections), Les Femmes Folles, and petrichor; several others are forthcoming in Aperçus.

Their second manuscript of collaborations, How the Letters Invent Us, is a correspondence in prose poems; selections have appeared in Duende’s August, 2018 spotlight, They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press), and The Adirondack Review’s fall 2019 issue.

 

 

Portrait of the Young Man As an Artist
collage, August 2017
Elizabeth Paul
mixed media
5.75 inches x 7 inches
©2017

 

 

Rebecca Olander
©2017

 

 

 

Let Them Be Uncontainable
collage, January 2018
Elizabeth Paul
mixed medium
7.25 inches x 8 inches
©2018

 

 

Rebecca Olander
©2018

 

 

 

an unseen smaller one
collage, December 2017
Rebecca Olander
mixed media
5 inches x 7 inches
©2017

 

Elizabeth Paul
©2018

 

 

 

Don’t write your disquisitions on creativity and resistance
collage, January 2018
Rebecca Olander
mixed media
5 inches x 7 inches
©2018

 

Elizabeth Paul
©2018

 

The Adirondack Review — four poems by Rebecca Olander and Elizabeth Paul

Creative Correspondence on Text and Image (Rebecca Olander & Liz Paul)

How the Letters Invent Us: A Correspondence Rebecca Hart Olander & Elizabeth Paul

 

biographical notes:

Rebecca Hart Olander’s poetry has appeared recently in Crab Creek Review, Ilanot Review, Mom Egg Review, Plath Poetry Project, Radar Poetry, Solstice, Yemassee Journal, and other literary journals. Her chapbook, Dressing the Wounds, is forthcoming from dancing girl press. Rebecca teaches writing at Westfield State University and is editor/director of Perugia Press. Rebecca Olander’s website

Rebecca Olander
Jonathan Olander, photographer
©2019

Elizabeth Paul’s work has appeared in Cold Mountain Review, The Carolina Quarterly, The Briar Cliff Review, Sweet Lit, and CutBank, among other places. Her chapbook Reading Girl published by Finishing Line Press (2016) is an exploration of the art of Henri Matisse. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan and currently teaches writing at George Mason University. Elizabeth Paul’s website

Elizabeth Paul
Stanislav Miachkov, photographer
©2019

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DIAPHANOUS (FALL, 2017) SUBMISSIONS: JULY 15 – AUGUST 31, 2017

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES [also posted on our website]

Please see our MISSION STATEMENT on www.diaphanouspress.com and inaugural issue of DIAPHANOUS (SPRING, 2017) before submitting work.
READING PERIOD: JULY 15 – AUGUST 31, 2017
We are unable to accept any submissions prior to July 15, 2017 but do welcome queries sent to
diaphanouspress@gmail.com

LITERARY ART
POETRY: Submit 2 – 5 poems (beginning a new page for each poem) in ONE Word document TITLED:
POETRY LAST NAME, FIRST NAME DIAPHANOUS FALL 2017
and a SECOND Word document with a short, third-person BIO TITLED: LAST NAME FIRST NAME POETRY BIO DIAPHANOUS FALL 2017
to: diaphanouspresspoetry@gmail.com

FICTION: Submit 2 – 5 very short fiction pieces (maximum 1000 words: flash, short shorts, micro fiction) in ONE Word document TITLED: FICTION LAST NAME FIRST NAME DIAPHANOUS FALL 2017
and a SECOND Word document with a short, third-person BIO TITLED: LAST NAME FIRST NAME FICTION BIO DIAPHANOUS FALL 2017
to: diaphanouspressfiction@gmail.com

VISUAL ART
Please submit 2 – 5 images (a separate jpeg for each TITLED: TITLE OF WORK ARTIST LAST NAME FIRST NAME (images of original, unpublished paintings (traditional and digital), photography (traditional and digital), sculpture (traditional and digital). Minimum resolution 300wpi. Please note: we need to format in a minimum of 500 pixels for the journal.
With your submission, we need ONE Word document that lists the TITLE, ARTIST FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, MEDIA DIMENSIONS of each image submitted AND a short, third-person bio TITLED: LAST NAME FIRST NAME BIO ART DIAPHANOUS FALL 2017
to: diaphanouspressart@gmail.com
MULTI-MEDIA [pieces that combine more than one visual medium): please query us first at
diaphanouspress@gmail.com to see if we can accommodate your submission in DIAPHANOUS (Fall, 2017)

We look forward to reading and seeing your latest and greatest, unpublished work! Thank you for your interest in Diaphanous Press.

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DIAPHANOUS PRESS: CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS OF POETRY, NOVELLAS, & COLLECTIONS OF VERY SHORT FICTION


[THE ANGEL OF POETRY – ART BY MARK SAVAGE]

DIAPHANOUS PRESS: CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS OF POETRY, NOVELLAS, & COLLECTIONS OF VERY SHORT FICTION

READING PERIOD: JULY 15 – AUGUST 31. 2017

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: AMAZING CONTEMPORARY LITERAY ART. Please see our MISSION STATEMENT ON THE DIAPHANOUS PRESS WEBSITE.

FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE LENGTH OF MANUSCRIPTS WE SEEK:
Wallace Stevens THE MAN WITH THE BLUE GUITAR, John Ashbery SOME TREES, Gertrude Stein TENDER BUTTONS, Michael Palmer SUN and NOTES FROM ECHO LAKE, Ann Lauterbach CLAMOR and ON A STIAR, Elizabeth Bishop QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL, Marguaritte Duras THE LOVER and TWO BY DURAS, Camus THE STRANGER, Rilke BOOK OF HOURS, SONNETS TO ORPHEUS, DUNIO ELEGIES, Neruda TWENTY LOVE SONGS AND A SONG OF DESPAIR, Calvino INVISIBLE CITIES, Tagore GITANJALI, Albom THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, Kafka THE METAMORPHOSIS, Rosemarie [vs. husband Keith] Waldrop RELUCTANT GRAVITIES, Rabinowitz “words on the street,” Harding TINKERS, Oe A PERSONAL MATTER, Hughes [Langston not Ted] MONTAGE OF A DREAM DEFERRED, Bauby THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY, Rimbaud THE DRUNKEN BOAT, Abe WOMAN OF THE DUNES, Dosteovesky NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND, Sagan BONJOUR TRISTESSE, Baudelaire ILLUMINATIONS.

HOW TO SUBMIT:
Please submit ONE WORD DOCUMENT (Word only ) to
diaphanouspress@gmail.com
VERY IMPORTANT: TITLE, LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, GENRE (POETRY, NOVELLA, SHORT FICTION) MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS SUMMER 2017.
Please use an 11-point font and have your Word document mimic what your book would look like should DIAPHANOUS PRESS select it for paperback publication for sale on Amazon.
YOU MUST HAVE A TABLE OF CONTENTS & PROPER PAGINATION.
POETRY 80 – 100 pages
NOVELLA 80 – 100 pages
COLLECTION OF VERY SHORT FICTION (Flash, micro-fiction, prose poetry/poetic fiction). 80 – 100 pages

Please feel free to contact us at diaphanouspress@gmail.com with any questions.
Visit our MISSION STATEMENT at www.diaphanouspress.com to learn more and our Diaphanous Press facebook page.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO READING YOUR FINEST CREATIVE WRITING.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be reading for DIAPHANOUS ISSUE 2 (FALL, 2017) September 1 – October 15, 2017.
Thank you so much for your interest in and support of Diaphanous Press.

Krysia Jopek
Founder
Diaphanous Press

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SUBMISSIONS: BOOK-LENGTH POETRY AND SHORT FICTION MANUSCRIPTS


THE ANGEL OF POETRY by MARK SAVAGE (a featured artist in DIAPHANOUS Volume 1 Issue 1)

DIAPHANOUS PRESS will be opening submissions soon for manuscripts of full-length collections of poetry–and short fiction. Our Contributing Editors will be selecting one book in the genre of Poetry and Short Fiction for paperback publication and sale on Amazon.

SPECIFIC SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPTS – FORTHCOMING SOON.

The reading period for DIAPHANOUS Volume 1 Issue 2 (Fall, 2017) will open on July 15, 2017.

I would like to thank everyone for the amazing reception of our debut issue of DIAPHANOUS.

Krysia Jopek
Founder
Diaphanous Press

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