HIGH WATERMARK SALO[O]N Volume 3, Number 1
Victoria Boynton & Marney Lieberman
Created for an exhibit and performance at the High Watermark Salo[o]n, this collaboration features Contraptions created by poet Victoria Boynton and artist Marney Lieberman. The duo improvised each week for a year: Vicki stored her spiral notebook for the raw word-work and pencils in her laptop bag, which she took wherever she went. Marney used a wooden crate to carry her work and tools, a portable workshop like a clown car. "We practiced being with each other and with the content of the project as each of us took up our tools, kept each other company as we traced our dark hearts and our light hearts and practiced welcoming whatever came."
Victoria Boynton is an Associate Professor in the English Department at SUNY Cortland where she teaches creative writing, rhetoric, and contemporary literature courses with a feminist edge. She publishes poetry and fiction in such places as Verse, Harper Palate, Faultline, and The Comstock Review. Her co-edited volume, Herspace: Women Writing Solitude, from Haworth Press, is now available through Routledge and her co-edited Encyclopedia of Women’s Autobiography is available from Greenwood Press. She lives off the grid in the hills of upstate New York and in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
Marney Lieberman, born and raised in Illinois, has chosen to live in the Northeast since 1989. She attended Rhode Island School of Design and lived in Rome her junior year with the European Honors Program where she studied with a bookbinder and a bee keeper. Marney has synthesized art and massage therapy, emphasizing the links between the body and its expressions. Some of her work is in private collections. She often occupies her mind with growing kale in winter.