These two special programs connect material art and poetry. Material Poems at the Poetry Foundation is a drop-in creative writing and art-making workshop in which participants will investigate how poems “materialize” through interaction with the physical world in the works of Jen Bervin, Cecilia Vicuña, Dianna Frid, Jody Gladding, and others. During the hands-on portion of the workshop participants will practice using uncommon materials to craft original poems. Silk Poems at Wrightwood 659 features a live reading of the book Silk Poems by artist and poet Jen Bervin, as well as an exclusive tour of The Allure of Matter. Free, but space is limited. Reservations are required for the March 21 reading at Wrightwood 659, https://tickets.wrightwood659.org/events.