Art and poetry meet online: Ignite from with in the confines

In late September a wonderful artist friend of mine, Deepa Gopal, invited me to participate in an online exhibition featuring eight artists and eight poets. The past few months have  been rather dry for me creatively for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is this extended period of pandemic living. And that was the spark of inspiration for this unique show.

Each artist contributed five pieces of art inspired by, or in keeping with, the theme IGNITE-from within the confines. Each poet was then paired with an artist and asked to contribute five new or recent poems with at least one written in direct response to one or more of the pieces. I was immediately inspired by the work of my partner, Dubai based Peruvian artist German Fernandez and wrote four new poems, companions to specific images and added one more piece written earlier this year. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to seeing our work together, as well as the contributions of my fellow artists and poets as the show rolls out over the following eight days.

I hope you will come and see this unique collaboration. Links for our blog, Instagram account and YouTube channel are below.

SCHEDULE – IGNITE-from within the confines-
5 NOV to 12 NOV 2020 – 4 pm (UAE time/GMT+4 hrs) every day

ARTIST and POET profile on official blog (2 blog posts)

ART & POEM on YouTube (one video)
– one artwork and one poem –

will be published on Facebook and Instagram too

As of today, November 10, my poetry can be found here.
German Fernandez’ profile and artwork can be found here.


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Author: roughghosts

Literary blog of Joseph Schreiber. Writer. Reader. Editor. Photographer.

4 thoughts on “Art and poetry meet online: Ignite from with in the confines”

  1. I’m not having any luck finding it tonight, Joe. It’s Nov 6th here and I’ve found German, but I can’t find your poetry. Can you walk me through what I need to click on, to get there please?

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    1. As I understand it, one set of poets and artists will be added to the blog each day until the 12th. From then on the complete show will stay online indefinitely. I will share a direct link to my poet page as soon as it goes live (I don’t know when that will be).


      1. Joseph, Thank you for this post with details of IGNITE-from within the confines- 🙂
        I think you missed to read the Oct 25 update email on Exhibition and Opening – Yours will be showcased on 10 Nov.

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    2. Lisa, Joseph has mentioned the links above. You just need to check those links everyday to watch a new pair showcase on Blog, YouTube and Instagram (snippets only) which goes active at 4 pm UAE time. To read about the artist and poet you can visit the blog. To listen to the poem and see the art that inspired it check out YouTube. Joseph’s is on 10 Nov 2020.

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