The Editors

Issue 5 Featured Artist Interview

ANGLES:  Can you tell us a little more about yourself? GR: I’m pretty much just a regular person trying to live comfortable and see others happy. My biggest passion is creating art.   ANGLES:  We were drawn to your use of collage throughout your body of work. Where do you start when you begin a collage? GR: The process of making a collage is what really draws me into this type of art and construction. I love the idea that I can take something seen as useless or forgotten trash and turn it into art, with a new meaning and a new story. Not only for its recycling purposes but it mirrors what we do in everyday life. We go to school, we go to work, we ask questions and test theories our whole lives. Within these actions, we build off other people’s ideas and create patterns of meaning in our own lives. Making collages is the same thing. You take material from one place, add it somewhere else with other things and new ideas are born. A lot of the collages I make are also very personal to me. I collect all the material used in my collages. Every picture or material used were found in thrift stores, garages sales, estate sales, swap-meets, random offices, libraries and a lot of the times just on the floor. It’s fun...

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Slam poetry is not your parents’ poetry; it is a way for voices and topics that never get heard to be heard. And not just be heard, but be professed, performed, aloud for ALL to hear. ANGLES is all about that.. and it is coming to St. John Fisher. Rachel Wiley and Siaara Freeman, renowned slam poets and activists, will perform this Wednesday, 3/20/2019 at 7 pm in Basil Gateway Midlevel. Both poets address issues including racism, gender, sexuality, and body image in their poetry, and do so in deeply personal and provocative ways. Wiley has been a finalist twice in National Poetry Slam Competitions, and her first full length collection of poems Fat Girl Finishing School was published by Timber Mouse Press in 2014. Her newest collection, Nothing is Okay, was published by Button Poetry in 2018. Freeman has had her work published in Black Napkin, Glass, Drunk In A Midnight Choir, Pinch, Texas Borderline Review and others. Freeman has even be recognized beyond the United States in Norway, Costa Rica and...

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