Four Chambers loves literature. Four Chambers also loves art. So, several months ago, we asked authors to visit the Phoenix Art Museum, wander around, and see if they couldn’t write something about a piece of art in the museum.

PRE-ORDER FOR $10!

178 submissions from 98 authors later, we are proud to announce that Poetry and Prose for the Phoenix Art Museum is now available for pre-order through Friday 3/6 at the very reasonable price of $10 (after which time it will be raised to the slightly less but still very reasonable price of $12)!

 

WALKING TOURS AND LIVE PERFORMANCES 3/6!

To celebrate the release of this project, we’ll be staging live performances / walking tours through the Phoenix Art Museum (1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix AZ 85004 ) on First Friday, March 6th.

To join us, please meet in the Greenbaum Lobby at 6:30 and 7:45 pm.

On the first tour, we’ll be reading from the modern, contemporary, and photographic collections; on the second, European, American, and Asian (with prior exhibitions).

 

TOPICS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Being an unfinished Madonna (religious idol, not pop star); Seeing your loved ones consumed by disease like so many children eating small pieces of candy; St. Anthony of Padua; Buddha; Being metaphorically consumed in a dancing swarm of fireflies; Being metaphorically chased by literal ghosts; Being a ghost; Being rich and bored; Being a horse; Womanhood; Capitalism; Taxidermy; Being the only animate person at a party full of sculptures; How a painting by Pablo Picasso probably makes a better lover than a painting by Stanton Macdonald Wright; and many more!

Sample work will be released here over the next few weeks.

 

WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT THE PRE-ORDER

Measuring 5.5 x 8.5″ and 68 pages long, printed on fancy natural papers with linen and vellum finish, featuring some 27 poems and 3 prose works from 30 authors (nearly 90% local) in a limited edition print run of 200 copies, we suggest that any interested parties order one today.