CONGRATULATIONS TO IACA CYCLE #33
MINI-GRANT RECIPIENT, LINDSEY WARREN!
MINI-GRANT RECIPIENT, MARY LAMSON-BURKE!
The following are excerpts from Warren's grant proposal:
I am a poet who has been writing since I was 12. At that time, I wanted to be a nun, and I wrote a lot of my own prayers. Over the rest of my childhood and into my teenage and young adult years, the prayer-writing morphed into poem-writing, though I still see writing (any creative discipline, really) as an act of devotion. Within the past decade (2016-2018 specifically) I earned an MFA in poetry at Cornell University and have had three collections published by Spuyten Duyvil (their titles are Unfinished Child, Archangel & the Overlooked, and Sentence, Forest). While teaching at Cornell during my grad school days I conducted independent studies with students that helped them refine their own creative writing. Recently I have completed a collection of poem collages in praise of Aphrodite, and I have recently started experimenting with simple animation. The latter discipline is essential to the project for which I am applying; I want to produce a film of my poetry entitled What an Uncruel Moon It Was. It will involve collaboration from two other artists, namely, poet and animator Annie Goold and filmmaker Landon Maloney. I continue to evolve as a poet and as a visual artist and find the most satisfaction for myself where those disciplines meet. This project lives in that intersection.
These funds will be used to pay collaborators for their time and materials with regard to animation, filming and film-editing. I am confident that the uniqueness of this project will inspire others of its kind. I am also confident it will help Delaware and Delaware artists garner more deserved attention from the art and poetry world.