Blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2014  Vol. 13  No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts

KM4 Introduction: Poem & Paintings

KM4 is poem in ten sections by Tom Sleigh. Each in the sequence is accompanied here with a painting by Michael Hafftka. The poem appears left, with a portion of the accompanying image exposed to the right. Click the visible portion of the image to reveal the drawing; click again to return to the text. Next / previous buttons in the top right column cycle through the sequence.

Hafftka, in his artist statement linked below, explains the relationship between the poem and the paintings; he speaks to “his experience of the poem” and to avoiding “the trap of illustration.”

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