White Space Poetry Project

Same Page. Same Stage.

An award-winning film, poetry anthology, and community celebrating collaborations between hearing and deaf artists around the world.



Within the mainstream art world there is a thriving community that most do not acknowledge or realize even exists: a rich diversity of work from deaf artists.  Bridging that gap is the long awaited release of the award-winning short film, White Space, starring Ryan Lane (ABC Family Switched at Birth, Veronica Mars) written and directed by Maya Washington, “Best Short” winner at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (among other awards) and the White Space Poetry Anthology featuring the work of deaf and hearing poets of White Space Poetry Project.

"We believe that deaf and hearing artists can commingle on the page as well as the stage and big screen," says Washington.  Talented poets and artists of White Space Poetry Anthology and anthology editor/ film director and actor Maya Washington will be on hand for a night of poetry, music, and film hosted by White Space Poetry Project at Intermedia Arts (2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408). Admission is free (donations appreciated). Contact creative@whitespacepoetryproject.com to RSVP for press attendance.

Twin Cities stage actor/musician T. Mychael Rambo will host the evening as Emcee with “Best of the Twin Cities” band Herschel & The Detainees providing musical entertainment. The event will include ASL interpretation by Erin Gardner & Jonathan Roberts of readings by Raymond Luczak (How to Kill Poetry, Road Work Ahead, Silence is a Four-letter Word: On Art & Deafness), Su Smallen (Minnesota Book Award Finalist for Buddha Proof, Pushcart Press Editor’s Book Award Nominee for Weight of Light), Khary Jackson (Any Psalm You Want, Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Residency, Winner of the National Poetry Slam, Cave Canem Fellowship), Sandy Beach (Minnesota Women Poets, Water~Stone Review, What Light Poetry Project), and Haley Lasché (Not a Muse, Poemeleon, Dossier Journal) with writer/director and actor Maya Washington (Winner ‘Best Short’ Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival & Hollywood Black Film Festival, Cave Canem Fellowship), anthology poet Kimberly Eridon, and anthology photographers Meghan Maloney-Vinz (Managing Editor Water~Stone Review, Broadcraft Press) and Ed Bock (Ed Bock Editions).

Press RSVP to creative@whitespacepoetryproject.com
Website: www.whitespacepoetryproject.com

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