Poetry Comics

“Oliver Bendorf… explores the potential of graphic poetry –not illustrated poems or art with text, but a poem in which both image and text are integral.”
Alaska Quarterly Review
“What’s better than poetry? A poetry comic. Yes indeed, a poetry comic.”

While completing his MFA in Poetry at University of Wisconsin, Bendorf worked closely with Lynda Barry and began to expand his poetry practice across media to incorporate the visual arts. His mixed media poetry comics have been featured by the Adirondack Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Hobart, The Rumpus, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Thrush Poetry JournalHe was invited to participate in a Poetry Comics Roundtable in 2016, and he has presented and taught on poetry comics at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Mount Holyoke College.

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