English instructor’s poetry and art featured at Beyond the Page
William Reichard, English faculty at Inver Hills Community College, is exhibiting his poetry and art at Beyond the Page: Poets as Artists in the New Year at the Friedli Gallery and Studio in St. Paul, Minnesota. The show runs through January 2023.
William is one of four Twin Cities poet artists “working in collage, photographic prints, artist’s books, and zines, they create portraits, landscapes, and abstractions that speak to the world around them, and give form to those things they cannot find a way to forge with language.”¹
“My work in this show represents how I felt during the COVID shutdown,” William said. “I was at home for weeks at a time, and like many during this period, I isolated myself. These cyanotypes reflect that turning inward. I couldn’t do anything about the pandemic, so I kept my focus small and intimate.”²
William Reichard cyanotypes from Beyond the Page: Poets as Artists in the New Year
WHO: William Reichard
Deborah Keenan, Paula Cisewski, Morgan Grayce Willow
WHEN: January 2023
WHERE: Friedli Gallery and Studio
943 7th Street West
St Paul, MN 55102
More about William Reichard…
William is an educator, author, and editor. He holds a Ph.D. in Twentieth Century American Literature, an M.A. in creative writing (poetry), and a B.A. in Film Studies, all from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
He has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses at the U of M (literary studies and creative writing), and undergraduate courses at the University of St. Thomas, St. Catherine University, and the College of St. Scholastica.
William has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Our Delicate Barricades Downed (2021) and The Night Horse: New and Selected Poems (2018). He is the editor of American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice, an anthology of contemporary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, and he revised and edited The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s: A Gay Life in the 1940’s. He lives in Saint Paul.