Darkness as a Gift

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. (from “The Uses of Sorrow” by Mary Oliver) We’ve just released the third issue (2018.1) of our zine Call & Response- you can find it here. And we’re...

Having fun playing Post Office

What? I know, you’re confused, right? There’s no photo in this post. Odd given this group and its focus on the image. Please bear with me – all will hopefully become clear as to the lack of imagery. We are working away quite busily on our...
The Cadence of Silence

The Cadence of Silence

In his book “The Sounds of Poetry”, Robert Pinsky writes: “Every speaker, intuitively and accurately, courses gracefully through immensely subtle manipulations of sound…It is almost as if we sing to one another all day. We do not need to be...

Welcome to VI’s New Collaboration

Welcome to the new site for the zine Call & Response, a collaboration by members of VI. We’ll occasionally post updates and behind the scenes looks at work in progress. We currently have a design lock on issue 2016.01 of the zine, and are finalizing a...