A Designer’s Poetic Repertoire
By Kristin Gecan
June 2, 2020
In “Form and Function,” just published in Poetry magazine (the oldest English-language monthly devoted to verse), ID instructor Zach Pino considers “a view into a very different, and refreshing, compromise between form and function.”
In the short essay, Pino elaborates on his relationship to poetry and expression as a designer, pointing to Walt Whitman and Louis Sullivan’s friendship, and reminding us that Sullivan saw form and function on equal footing:
Pino goes on to point to some of his favorite poets and excerpts of poems. You can discover them, as well as the entire June issue, at poetrymagazine.org.
While you’re there, check out “Brick by Brick, Word by Word,” from Kaplan Institute architect and IIT College of Architecture adjunct professor John Ronan—who also designed the Poetry Foundation building in 2011.