Andrea Rexilius is the author of the poetry collections: Sister Urn (Sidebrow Books, Spring 2019), New Organism: Essais (Letter Machine Editions, 2014), Half of What They Carried Flew Away (Letter Machine Editions, 2012), and To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation (Rescue Press, 2011), as well as the chapbooks, Afterworld (above/ground press, 2020), Séance (Coconut Books, 2014), and To Be Human (Horseless Press, 2010). She earned a B.A. in English from Sonoma State University (2002), an M.F.A. in Poetry from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005), and a Ph.D. in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Denver (2010). Andrea is Program Director for the Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing at Regis University.
Andrea's collages are published in Inverted Syntax Print Issue One, the cover art for Issue Two, and the cover art for our online feature, Fissured Tongue's main page.
Her poetry is featured in our online issue and in Print issue 1.
Create your own collage postcards with Andrea Rexilius!
In partnership with "The Art of The Postcard" presented by Inverted Syntax.
Multimedia Collage Postcards: What Asks Us to Be Formed?
Anni Albers writes, "How do we choose our specific material, our means of communication? Accidentally. Something speaks to us, a sound, a touch, hardness or softness, it catches us and asks us to be formed.”
In this participatory craft seminar, we will discuss collage techniques, “our means of communication” and determine “what speaks to us” aesthetically. We will also create our own collage postcards.
* Some materials will be provided by the Firehouse, but participants should bring postcards to transform, as well as materials to cut-up for their collage (magazines, old photos, scrap paper…), scissors, tape, glue, and any other elements to add to their multimedia collage postcards (markers, paint, thread, fabric…).