Art Lecture Series: Kaia Sand

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Communications Lab Building Recital Hall
KAIA SAND is a poet, artist and teacher based in Portland, Oregon and is the author of four books—A Tale of Magicians Who Puffed Up Money that Lost its Puff (Tinfish Press 2016); Remember to Wave (Tinfish Press 2010); interval (Edge Books 2004), named Small Press Traffic Book of the Year; and co-author with Jules Boykoff of Landscapes of Dissent (Palm Press 2008). Her text comprises two books in Jim Dine’s Hot Dream series (Steidl Editions 2008). Sand is consistently interested in intersections between poetry, art, and activism. She most recently co-founded the Right 2 Dream Too Ambassador Program, creating opportunities for housed Portlanders to meet and learn from houseless neighbors. Sand works across genres and media, dislodging poetry from the book into more unconventional contexts, including the Remember to Wave poetry walks and the Happy Valley Project, an investigation of housing foreclosures and financial speculation that included the magic show that serves as the title piece of her most recent book. She received grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council for these projects.

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