The Cabin is bringing local literature to East Boise with a two-month residency for writers.
We’ve partnered with the City of Boise to invite a local writer 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 accompanies the sculpture and provides a viewing space for written works generated from the project.
The writer-in-residence for September & October is Danny Stewart
Daniel Stewart is a teaching-writer for The Cabin’s Writers in the Schools program, serving as Writer in Residence at Ada County Juvenile Detention, and Frank Church High, an alternative school, in Boise, ID. The author of the collection The Imaginary World, his poems have appeared in BOAAT, Parentheses, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, Scab, Thrush, Yes Poetry, NightBlock, and Graviton Lit, among others.
On his approach to Vox Poplar:
I’ve been writing a series of sonnets (many of which are included in my new MSS, Sonnets of Innocence and Experience) dealing with identity, and translating daily lived experience into 14 line poems exploring how our lives intersect and influence each other in ways we’re not always aware. I want to incorporate my experience and interaction with the patrons of the library into real-time sonnets exploring people’s thoughts on identity and imagination. How much of what we reveal in our public identities is consciously created?
See Danny at the Library! at Bown Crossing in September:
Saturday, September 14th, 2:00 – 4:00 P
Saturday, September 21st, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 28th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
See Danny at the Library! at Bown Crossing in October:
Saturday, October 5th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 19th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
The Library! at Bown Crossing is located at:
2153 E Riverwalk Dr
Boise, ID 83706