Sunday, May 23, 2010

Banana Poetry

Interestingly, modern artists seem to be finding new ways to interpret poetry, including Sylvia Plath's work., which is run by the Academy of American Poets, has dedicated an entire section of its website to the Free Verse Project (also viewable at their Flickr site), in which users can choose a favorite verse, create a visual representation of it, and submit it for display on the website.

An example is a quote from Plath's poem "Face Lift," which has been etched into a series of banana peels. Not only does the image correspond nicely with the words (the poetry regarding skin being peeled is carved onto the interior, fleshy skin peeled from the banana), but this is a way to utilize a unique canvas to visually represent Plath's poetry.

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