Carter Smith: Installation and Poetry Reading

Outpost, 119 East Third Street, Winona
Sunday, July 24 at 7 pm

Please join us for an evening of poetry and visual art with Carter Smith. This intimate, informal evening is part of "What We Make," a series of conversations, events, and workshops that occur in Outpost — as the space itself is prepared for its official opening in September 2016. 

Carter will read from his recently published collection, Rounds, which collects texts first published in a limited serial edition by Further Other Book Works from the end of 2015 into the first month of 2016. This book presents in one place poems, composed on a typewriter on 4" x 6" sheets, that produce a serial, broken lyric–one interested in a "mea / sure // of work // a life // something // repeating / something // (hard to // describe)."

Carter will also present EXP_ONE, an installation utilizing an analog Kodak projector to create a visual and auditory conversation between his poetry and images from Art of the Rural’s Middle Landscape archive of the everyday Winona landscape.

Carter Smith’s work has appeared in Pleiades, cream city review, Faultline, ELH, and elsewhere. He lives in North Carolina and teaches at Wake Forest University.

Outpost is a space for creative regional collaborations located in Winona, Minnesota.

National headquarters for The Art of the Rural, Outpost welcomes leaders and organizations from the fields of arts & culture, agriculture & rural policy, creative placemaking & economic development to share their work, develop projects, and engage with the region.

Outpost is guided by three core values:

  • Offer an accessible, inclusive space for creative regional collaborations
  • Provide a platform for exchange between rural and urban artists and their communities
  • Present events, exhibits, and creative projects focused on the contemporary cultures, landscape, and industry of the Upper Mississippi River region

Art of the Rural is a collaborative, interdisciplinary organization with a mission to advance the field of the rural arts and shape new narratives on rural culture and community. AOTR works online and on the ground through inclusive partnerships, projects, and exchanges to advance engaged collaboration and policy that transcends imposed boundaries and articulates the shared reality of rural and urban America.


The Outpost is the headquarters of The Art of the Rural, a member of River Arts Alliance. For more information about membership, check out

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