Beyond The Studio & The Page
Non-fiction: Essays and talks on subjects ranging from the nature and writing of poetry to aesthetic perception in visual art.
Teaching and Mentoring: Three years on the MFA writing faculty at Naropa University as Assistant Director (1988-1991), after which I returned to Sacramento to offer poetry workshops and master classes. I have found that teaching “off-the-grid” suits me.
Editing services can be arranged by request.
Poet Laueate Park:
Troy Corliss and Julia Connor at Poet Laureate Park, Sacramento CA.
As Sacramento Poet Laureate (2005-2010), under the auspices of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), I devised and oversaw several projects designed to raise public awareness of poetry:
Poet Laureate Park—a poetry-based destination site located on the grounds of South Natomas Library, featuring poetry texts by each Poet Laureate to date rendered in steel by sculptor Troy Corliss. (Accomplished in collaboration with SMAC’s Public Arts In Public Places Program).
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Literary Executor and Trustee:
Estate of poet, potter, educator Mary Caroline Richards (1916-1999). Ms. Richards’ Archive is located at The Getty Research Center, Los Angeles. A complete inventory of her remaining ceramic works for sale will be available at this website shortly. Enquiries regarding her life and work, commemorative events, copyright permission and purchase of her ceramic pieces should be directed to me. Copies of the recently published “Backpacking in the Hereafter” (posthumously edited by Julia Connor) containing Richards’ last poems are available from Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina.
A beautiful color catalogue (122p.) celebrating the 2016 Centennial Exhibition of Richards' work in paint, print and clay, edited by Connor, contains essays covering the breadth of Richards oeuvre is also available on-line and in print from Black Mountain College Museum.