The Conversant has invited some of our favorite journal and book publishers to curate interview series and dialogic projects focusing on their authors. textsound here has encouraged two of its contributors, Eric Elshtain and Mikey Peterson, to construct a film-based poetic collaboration.
Eric Elshtain conducts poetry workshops with hospitalized children in two Chicago hospitals through Snow City Arts and teaches literature at Better Boys Foundation. He has a full-length book of poetry forthcoming from Verge Books, presides over the GnoetryDaily blog and edits Beard of Bees Press.
Mikey Peterson is a video-audio artist, singer-songwriter and art educator. He creates experimental video art, which has been shown nationally and internationally in film festivals, museums and on television. Peterson develops and teaches video, audio, photography and animation classes in various Chicago-area arts-based education organizations. He writes and performs music with his band The Trust and develops musical dance poetry as a member of The Duende Bros.