10 May 2015

Graphic Poetry

From Standing Room Only, 1:34 pm on 10 May 2015

Rachel Fenton

We’ve all heard of graphic novels by now but what about graphic poetry?

Auckland writer Rachel J Fenton is an exponent of this new hybrid art form and will be presenting selections of her work at the Auckland Writers Festival.

She mixes watercolour paintings with poetic texts to create what she calls ‘epic graphic poems’ and tells Standing Room Only’s Justin Gregory that using images allows her greater freedom with her choice of words.