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Videopoet Martha McCollough to Screen Her Work

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 1:00 PM
Brought to you by the English Department and the Visiting Writers Series: videopoet Martha McCollough will be screening her work at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, 10/19 in AJ 225. You can check out her videopoems ahead of time on Vimeo.

Martha McCollough was born in Detroit, Michigan. She studied visual arts at the University of Michigan and, after a period of feckless bohemianism, the Pratt Institute, where she received an MFA in painting. During a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, she decided life was better not lived in New York City. So she moved to Massachusetts and is still there all these years later, living in Chelsea (which is as much like a seedy neighborhood in Queens as it's possible to find in the Boston area), making a living as a graphic designer. She learned motion graphics on the job and gradually became more interested in videopoetry and writing than painting. Her poems have appeared in The Baffler, Cream City Review, Pine Hills Review, Salamander, and elsewhere. Her videopoems have appeared in Triquarterly, Datableedzine, and Atticus Review and have been screened at numerous international festivals.