Colleen Michaels and Lillian Harden Collaborative Poem installation

May 2, 2014

Montserrat’s faculty member and Writing Center Director Colleen Michaels and alumna Lillian Harden ’08 will be at the Peabody Essex Museum during this weekend’s Massachusetts Poetry Festival.

A Poetry Installation by Colleen Michaels and Lillian Harden
On View: Fri., May 2 – Sun., May 4, 10 am – 5 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 1st Floor: Spiral Staircase; 3rd Floor: Taj Mahal Gallery, 161 Essex Street, Salem MA

Playing with the idea of a writing retreat, artist Lillian Harden and poet Colleen Michaels have created a reflective space within the festival. Participants are invited to spend time in the installation, reclining on soft seating under dim lights. There is a hammock above, reminiscent of smocked clothing; the sound of an old slide projector and its slow offering of words; a basket of handmade blank books within reach. This piece invites you to shift your posture, adjust your eyes, and bring your voice down to a whisper. This is your time out. Write or don’t write (the books are yours to take), and enjoy the space created in Line Break.

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Harden’s thesis is also up until May 5 in the Paine and Bakalar Galleries at Massart!