Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Poets and Poems: Neal Sehgal and “Kiss the Earth”

Neal Sehgal is an artist in the broadest sense of the word. He’s a writer, a visual artist, a musician, a photographer and a movie maker. And he’s a poet. He works across an array of media and platforms – canvas, page, screen, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Spotify and more. Perhaps he should rightfully be called a creator, for that’s what he does – he creates things, rather beautiful and haunting things.

In Kiss the Earth, Sehgal combines poetry and photographs. These are not so much poems illustrated by photographs or photographs further understood by poems, but individual and related works in and of themselves. The poems serve as kinds of photographs and the photographs stand as poems, mixing so as to become indistinguishable from one another.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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