the Woman Made Gallery collection
In 1992, Beate Minkovski founded Woman Made Gallery. In the time since, the Gallery has hosted literally hundreds of exhibitions, and presented the work of thousands of women artists. As part of this effort, the Gallery included the work of esteemed women writers, who often expand upon the visual art with their own prose, poetry, and fiction. The authors exemplify the spark and diversity in new writing critically and culturally.
Starting in 2010, the Gallery teamed with its literary curator Nina Corwin, e-poets network founder Kurt Heintz, and the Chicago Amplified project produced by WBEZ-FM/Chicago Public Radio. The result was a significant body of recorded audio poetry, shared online and occasionally on-air through WBEZ-FM, along with the creative activity of dozens of other non-profits in the Chicago region. But in 2013, the Chicago Amplified project came to an end. So today, this website aims to fill-in some of the vacuum of that project, by putting Woman Made Gallery's media contributions online in an organized, curated manner. Where it may, such as in the clips collected here, the website will also augment the collection with original video.
Owing to the particular partnership with e-poets network, video has come to a few of the literary events produced by the Gallery, alongside the audio documentation. e-poets has a germinal relationship with poetry in video form. The videos here are excerpts of readings produced at the Woman Made Gallery. See the left margin for artists and particular poems you may view here.
The audio recordings of full Woman Made Gallery shows can be auditioned in the e-poets Book of Voices, here.