Writing Workshop with Abdul Ali
Join poet Abdul Ali for an in-gallery workshop to learn about the ekphrastic writing tradition and generate new writing in the galleries of Pour, Tear, Carve: Material Possibilities in the Collection. This workshop is presented in collaboration with Full Bleed, a journal that is devoted to the intersection of the literary and the visual arts. The sixth issue of Full Bleed, guest edited by Abdul Ali, will feature ekphrastic poetry and prose inspired by the works in Pour, Tear, Carve that are drawn from the open call to writers in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.
About Full Bleed
Full Bleed exists to cultivate the fertile ground where the visual and literary arts intersect. Published annually in print and online by the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), our journal strives to inspire, critique, and inform the pursuits of contemporary artists and writers.
About Abdul Ali
Mr. Ali is the author of Trouble Sleeping, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize selected by Fanny Howe. His work has appeared in Gargoyle, Gathering of Tribes, National Public Radio, the Washington Post Magazine, Poet Lore, New Contrast (South Africa), and the websites of the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Foundation, as well as the anthology Full Moon on K Street: Poems about Washington DC (2009). He is co-founder of Thrive Arts, an organization devoted to advising and supporting BIPOC artists and arts organizations.
IMAGE: Sam Gilliam, Much, 1980, Silkscreen print, 23 x 26 ¼ in., The Phillips Collection, Gift of Di and Lou Stovall, 2019