“There are often regulations of this sort for mechanical looms, as repeating yardage is an important economical component of the textile industry. But don’t those regulations sound like a writing prompt to you? It certainly did to me. The loom demands particular metrics, which one could also see applying to poetic form. Opportunities for the inter-poetics of writing and weaving have continued to reveal themselves so long as I’ve continued to seek them out.”
* Elizabeth Schmuhl *
At the end of September, I was invited to attend a performance of R.B. Schlather’s direction of George Frideric Handels’s 1735 baroque opera Alcina at Whitebox Art Center in New York City. What I saw was mesmerizing.