The Cabin is bringing local literature to East Boise.
We’ve partnered with the City of Boise to invite one local writer a month to activate, engage, and interact with Vox Poplar, a piece of public art created by Janet Zweig for the Library! at Bown Crossing. Vox Poplar consists of a large, sculptural, scroll of paper with a bas-relief image of Cottonwood trees carved into the face. The scroll of paper feeds into a manual typewriter mounted to a pedestal.
A glass top vitrine will accompany the sculpture and provide a viewing space for written works generated from the project.
Note: Tyler’s July sessions will be rescheduled due to a malfunctioning typewriter. Check back soon for August dates and times!
The current writer-in-residence is Tyler Brewington.
Tyler Brewington is the author of the chapbook Dear Stray Volcano (alice blue, 2015) and, with Kelly Schirmann, the collection Boyfriend Mountain (Poor Claudia, 2015). His poems have appeared in PEN America’s PEN Poetry Series, Salt Hill, Powder Key, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. He is a contributing editor at Seattle-based Gramma Press (gramma.press) and received an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He lives in Boise, Idaho, and is @bylertrewington in all of the places.
On his approach to Vox Poplar:
I barely remember the last time the Boise River was this high, and I barely know how to make sense of it now. How do we share our city with the river when the river refuses to stay confined? Does the river offer to help you wash away some psychic baggage you’ve been dragging around, or does it interrupt your commute, prevent you from enjoying the Greenbelt, otherwise annoy you? Come out to the library and share your river talk with me. Together we’ll create a record, in poems, of the physical, psychological, and emotional realities of life in flood stage.
The Library! at Bown Crossing is located at:
2153 E. Riverwalk Dr.
Boise , ID 83706