Thursday, March 6, at 6:30pm, on the HarborWalk of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA), Martha Collins will read from her book “Blue Front,” translations of poetry by Nguyen Quang Thieu and her latest publication “Sheer”. “Blue Front,” a book-length poem based on a lynching her father witnessed when he was five years old, won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was included in the New York Public Library’s “25 Books to Remember from 2006”.
The reading is part of the ICA’s “Poems for the HarborWalk” program, a collaboration between the ICA and the Creative Writing Program at UMass Boston.
Malcolm Grear Designers created the ICA HarborWalk Interpretive Panel (shown above) to display the poems. The angled glass panel protrudes over the water’s edge and creates a gathering place for the program’s readings and performances. This panel is just one part of Malcolm Grear Designers’ design for the ICA’s sign system.