Marco is into this empowerment idea and wanted to work with Native Americans. I was contacted by the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and asked to be the poet for Poetic Crossings, says Grine. It will work something like this: I'm going to read my poetry, and Rotelli is going to paint my words.
The collaboration, which starts today at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, will consist of four or five poems that Rotelli will translate visually onto a scroll. I wrote a poem specifically for this event, says Grine. It's called Tribal Dreams. I was inspired because Marco said he got the idea after dreaming about this event." Poetic Crossings takes place in conjunction with the September 11 opening of the Space Not Space exhibit at RMCAD, which exhibits ponchos painted with Rotelli's poetry by students from Denvers Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy.
Admission to Crossings is free; for more information, call 303-322-7727. For more information on Space Not Space, call 800-888-ARTS or go to www.rmcad.edu/gallery-exhibitions.
Wed., Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., 2009