This video explores the story behind the poetry of StreamLines. Working with Poet's House in New York City, three award-winning writers collaborated with Mary Miss to write original poems for StreamLines. All based in Indiana, the three poets' works are etched into medallions at the five installations sites.
About the poets
Catherine Bowman is the award-winning author of 1-8OO-HOT-RIBS, Rock Farm, Notarikon, The Plath Cabinet, and Can I Finished, Please?, as well as editor of Word of Mouth: Poems featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, Paris Review, The Los Angeles Times, and Best American Poetry among other journals. She lives on a farm and teaches literature, writing, and poetry at Indiana University.
Alessandra Lynch is the author of Sails the Wind Left Behind (2002) and It was a terrible cloud at twilight (2008). She has been the recipient of a Barbara Deming Memorial Award, as well as fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She teaches at Butler University.
Adrian Matjeka’s most recent volume of poetry is The Big Smoke (2013), which was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He previous books of poetry include Mixology, recipient of the National Poetry Series, and The Devil's Garden. His work has been recognized by the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council. He is Poet-in-Residence at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he is at work on a graphic novel.