Electricity is on the move. So, too, is language. The 'Lectric Collective is interested in orchestrating collisions between the language arts and other art forms, to re-establish a kinetic relationship among them, and to ignite artistic mobility through its diverse contemporary vehicles. We are devoted to process and the healthy continuation of artistic junctions.

Together, the collective has written one collaborative chapbook (One Hundred), a short play (Breadsongs), has created a variety of visual works, and curated a number of events, detailed on the PROJECTS page.

The collective was formed by Jillian Roberts, Kelsa Trom, and Sarah Rothberg in March 2010. They once resided happily together in Oakland, CA and are now scattered between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn.

July 14, 2011

Denver but actually Fort Collins

We've left Utah after fulfilling and frankly serendipitous journey, most especially thanks to the folks at Sugar House Review, with whom we had dinner, drinks, and some interesting conversation concerning poetry in Salt Lake (which floats) and how they produce their beautifully crafted journal. It's really a pleasure to meet kindred folks contributing wholeheartedly to the livelihood of the poetry community.

We also set up our first ever "poetry station" --- a table with a spread of books that SPD donated to us, our bookmarks, and our response postcards. We weren't exactly sure what was going to happen, but enough friendly people approached us. We talked about our project, and if they have any interest in poetry, and Salt Lake City in general. It was of course kind of awkward at times, which we were prepared for, but we met some interesting people who we may have not encountered had we not put ourselves in such a public position, and most everyone who stopped to talk to us seemed to have things to say about some facet of the literary sphere in Utah.

Right now we're in a motel in Fort Collins (we had a bit too long of a stop in what turned out to be the lovely town of Laramie: we recommend the vegetarian restaurant Sweet Melissa's), but we're off to Boulder in the morning.