S274. Worth a Thousand Words: Poetry, Photography, and Instagram

Portland Ballroom 251, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Saturday, March 30, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


From Allen Ginsberg to Rupi Kaur, poets and artists have often found a common language through imagery. With the recent popularity of visual media through online platforms like Facebook and Instagram, writers have been finding new and innovative ways to share their work using multimedia. Five award-winning writer-photographers display their work and discuss ways in which the two mediums can be used to complement each other in the digital age.



Kai Carlson-Wee is a poet, photographer, and the author of Rail. His award-winning poetry film, Riding the Highline, has screened at film festivals across the country. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he is a lecturer at Stanford University.

Cheston Knapp is the author of Up Up, Down Down and managing editor of Tin House magazine.

Raven Jackson is a filmmaker, poet, and photographer currently attending New York University's Graduate Film Program. A Cave Canem fellow, her chapbook of poetry is, little violences.

Anita Olivia Koester is a poet, photographer, and author of four chapbooks. Her poetry is published in Pleiades, Mid-American Review, The Journal and elsewhere. She is an editor at Green Mountains Review and the founder the book reviewing blog Fork & Page.

Karyna McGlynn


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Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center