Graphic Novels, Literary Collage, and Poetry Comics, featuring Kelcey Ervick

Jun 26, 2023

Kelcey Ervick

This week Write-minded is expanding our literary horizons beyond the written word and into the myriad forms of visual creative expression that can accompany text. Guest Kelcey Ervick joins us to talk about her new book, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Graphic Literature, Artists and Writers on Creating Graphic Narratives, Poetry Comics, and Literary Collage, a compilation of pieces from graphic and visual artists of all sorts. In the episode we touch upon how to approach this space if you’re not artistically inclined, and what it means that “outside” forms are becoming more mainstream. Lots of interesting food for thought, and inspiration for getting more expansive with your own creative process.


Kelcey Ervick is the author of the graphic memoir, The Keeper. Her previous award-winning books are The Bitter Life of Božena Nĕmcová, a text+image biographical collage, and two works of fiction, Liliane’s Balcony, and For Sale by Owner. Her comics have been published widely, including in The Washington Post, The Believer, Lit Hub, and The Rumpus. She’s a professor of English at Indiana University South Bend, where she teaches creative writing, comics, and literary collage. Her new book out in July is The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Graphic Literature.

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