Carla E. Reyes was selected for the Kolaj Institute’s Poetry and Collage (virtual) Residency during March of 2022! This was her second residency exploring the medium of collage, the first being @alterworkstudios in 2020, with her Time-In altered book, pandemic visual journal.

This project-driven residency was open to artists and poets. Participants worked together to investigate the intersection of collage and poetry by exploring concepts of found poetry, blackout poetry, collage poems, haikus, centos, response collages, response poems, word scrambles, concrete poetry, scatter collage poems, and other poems and artwork that inhabit this world. Guest speakers shared their practice, knowledge and experience. Individual participants each created 3-5 page spreads that were included in a two volume publication of collage and poetry from Kolaj Institute.

Kolaj Magazine is a quarterly, printed, art magazine reviewing and surveying contemporary collage with an international perspective. Check out the link to learn more about the magazine and programs: @kolajmagazine

Children in the Garden, mixed-media collage poem on panel, 9x12in, 2022, Carla E. Reyes