Joyce Brinkman

Joyce  Brinkman Area of Focus: Working alone or in collaboration with other artists to combine literary art with the other arts in unique ways in public venues and settings. Education: Undergraduate Hanover College – BA Post-graduate IUPUI – Public Administration IUPUI – Poetry with Jared Carter Butler University – Poetry with Chris Forhan University of New Orleans – MFA program in Spain The Society of the Four Art– Stone Sculpting with D.J. Garrity Recent Activities: *2000 –Developed and began teaching writing workshop called Writing Faithfully. *2003 – Poem made into a video in Spain. Tiempo Espanol written in Spain; published in US. *2005 – Reading, Hanover College Culture and Artist Series. *2005 – Readings at the National Congress of Writers, North Dakota *2006 – Poem selected by British glass artist Martin Donlin to inspire and appear in a 25’ stain glass window he was commissioned to create for the new terminal at the Indianapolis International Airport. Opened 2008. *2006 – Project with the Indianapolis Arts Council and the IndyGo bus system. Wrote and selected poems from other poets to be printed as a book of poetry postcards. These poems also appeared on city buses for a year, and were read by the poets to passengers on the buses. *2007 – Collaborated with glass artist Arlon Bayliss on a room sized, lighted glass artwork containing a poem written for the new wing of the Indianapolis-Marion County Library. *2007 – Edited the Sports Poetry Trading Card Anthology, while serving as Poet Laureate of the State of Indiana and planning, coordinating, hosting the 3rd National Gathering of Poets Laureate. *2008 – Poem based on art at the National Art Museum of Sport part of a yearlong exhibition. *2008 – Two poems based on art at Gallery 308 in Muncie, Indiana, part of Arts Kaleidoscope Exhibition. One poem also made into a video. *2008 – Tetracty Poem in matted and framed photograph at Mary Anderson Center for the Arts. *2008 – Panelist, “First Ladies of Poetry” at the South Carolina Book Festival. *2008 – Reading, DePauw University. *2008 – Reading, Library of Congress “Poetry at Noon Series”. *2009 – Poetry Workshop for West Palm Beach Florida Public Library System. *2009 – Poem in The Art of Poetry Exhibition at Art In Hand, Zionsville, IN. *2009 – Poem in the Nature Awakens Creativity Exhibition at the Indianapolis Art Center. *2000 – Organized & taught Soccer/Poetry Workshops in schools in Quezatepeque, El Salvador. *2009 – Poem Block Island painted on wall in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador Awards Hanover College Alumni Achievement Award Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Robert D. Orr Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Frank O’Bannon Fellowship from the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts 2008 Indianapolis Arts Council Creative Renewal Fellowship 2009-2010 Selection of Publications from 1966 to 2009 Hill Thoughts Indianapolis Journal Indianapolis Star Vista Light from the Word The Cross and the Quill Tipton Poetry Journal Poems and Art Rivers, Rails and Runways Lady Jane Miscellany Selected Links Other Activities Member, Writers’ Center of Indiana Board Member, Brick Street Poetry Advisory Board Member, American Scores (national organization, soccer/poetry for at-risk kids) Advisory Board Member, Indiana Vocational and Technical University Member, Nature Conservancy Board Member, Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Treasurer, Robin Run Kiwanis Club Member, Traders Point Christian Church