Meet the Collaborators



VESSEL: Text (Re)Accessioned is a text-art collaboration created by Madelynn Dickerson, Larkin Higgins, & Jen Lagedrost


36821_10150230275235523_6092507_nMadelynn Dickerson, MSc, 
teaches art history at California Lutheran University & is Pearson Library’s subject specialist for art, languages & cultures, environmental science, gender & women’s studies, global media, multimedia, & political science. Her interests lie in modernism, especially the theoretical relationship between surrealism, abstract expressionism, & poetics. She is also interested in approaches to teaching non-Western art, the relationship between visual art & writing, & librarianship.



Larkin Higgins-300dpiLarkin Higgins, MFA, is an artist, poet, & professor who traverses visual poetry, paintings/drawings, book art & book sculpture, installation, mail art, photo-related works, & performance art. Larkin’s poetic pieces appear in Visio-Textual Selectricity (Runaway Spoon Press), Eleven Eleven, The L.A. Telephone Book, Vol. 1, & Vol. 2, & elsewhere. She has published poems & logographic drawings in Of Traverse and Template (Mindmade Books), & two chapbooks with Dusie Kollektiv: Of Materials, Implements c o m b – i n g  m i n e – i n g s.




Jen Lagedrost, MFA, is a poet, book & paper artist, educator, sailor, & social entrepreneur in Los Angeles. A world traveler, Jen leads student cultural exploration & community service trips abroad, teaches college-level writing & literature courses, & has co-directed two university writing centers. Jen is a writing coach, a certified yoga instructor, & a translator of poetry from the French. Her poetry, reviews, & translations appear in Pleiades, Asymptote, Minerva Rising, Midwestern Gothic, Drafthorse, & the anthology Bearers of Distance, among others.


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