The third issue of Lexicon Polaroid is finally here! You can order a copy of our first video issue here, or pick up a copy at our release party, happening at Reading Frenzy in Portland, Oregon.
For those of you who may have missed it: What is LP? Lexicon Polaroid is a literary journal, started in 2009, that sews visual art and poetry together by the threads of personal interpretation. Pit the mutability of language against the comprehension of the reader, and end up with some creature wet with meaning, crossed between diction and depiction. What the hell does that mean? LP publishes poems alongside their visual interpretations. Until publication, the poets don’t know the artists who interpret their poems, and the artists don’t even know the names of the poets. The crude poem becomes the fodder for visual creation. It is an experiment with elliptical tendencies of poetry and the art that it can inspire.
(from Pop Culture by Big Pauper, based on a poem by JNC White)
The first two issues of LP have featured poems and illustrations. The current issue is our first video issue. In the book, poems appear alongside stills of videos they’ve inspired, along with QRCs to instantly watch each film here online. The book is 38 pages of new poetry paired with 45 minutes of video; 7x8.5in, perfect bound, and printed as a limited run of 200 copies in Portland, Oregon. The release date for LP3 is March 1, 2014. The cover price will be $11.00. Get a copy of the journal here.
(from A Fable by Haikal Aziz, based on a poem by Art Heifetz)
The poets featured in this issue include: Kelly Schirmann, Parker Tettleton, Noland Chaliha, Natalie Briggs, JNC White, Caleb Walter Reed, Madeleine Pope, Johnny Day, Raul Alvarez, J. Bradley, Alexander Moore, Lea Banks, and Art Heifetz
With films by: Big Pauper, Zoe Bullock, Sam Pirnak, Niko Kwiatkowski, Warren Mattox, Nathaniel Young, Blake Mason, Stephanie Fenter, Keith Fenter, Amanda Newcomb, Rowan Wren, Stephen Hutchison, and Haikal Aziz
(from Steamboat Willy by Keith Fenter, based on a poem by Noland Chaliha)
(from Night Terror by Niko Kwiatkowski, based on a poem by Raul Alvarez)
The release party for LP3 is happening Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 6:30-9:00pm. We will be screening the films from the issue, as well as featuring readings from local poet heartthrobs Kelly Schirmann, Parker Tettleton, Noland Chaliha, Natalie Briggs, and Caleb Walter Reed. The event is in the brand new location of Reading Frenzy on Mississippi Ave. in Portland, Oregon, sponsored by Lompoc Brewing & SE Wine Collective & Ristretto Roasters (i.e. free beer & free wine & free coffee). The journal will be available for purchase at the event! The event is free & open to the public. Take a look at the Facebook event here.
One million thanks to our host & all of our generous sponsors: