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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Monica Ong: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Mornings segment!  Every weekday morning, Geek Alabama talks about and features one crowdsourcing project from crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.  The hope with Crowdsourcing Mornings is to feature and help a project be successful and reach its fundraising goal.  Please enjoy today’s featured project!

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WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE DON’T KNOW: The Visual Poetry of Monica Ong

This artist monograph presents Ong’s genre-defying work and brings art publishing to the literary landscape as a groundbreaking extension of contemporary poetry, inviting readers into a retrospective of innovative poetic forms that reveal the hidden histories of women and diaspora, the cultural silences that shroud the human body, and the ghosts of memory and migration. The book will also include a classroom guide with discussion questions and suggestions on how to use visual poetry to spark community conversations and creative play. With your help, we can bring this publication to life.

WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE DON’T KNOW will feature highlights from Monica Ong’s recent exhibition, Planetaria, at The Poetry Foundation in Chicago, as well as collaborations and selected works from Ong’s previous book, Silent Anatomies. Contributing essays by poet and art critic John Yau and Poetry Magazine editor Adrian Matejka will contextualize the work in contemporary art and poetry landscapes. Presenting the work in a monograph format is designed to offer a pleasurable reading experience that will also provide space to appreciate visual poetry in full color within the gallery context.

The Artist Book Foundation (TABF) supports visual culture by publishing museum-quality books about the life and work of today’s leading artists. Founded in 2012, the nonprofit collaborates with artists, museum curators, and historians to develop content with historic relevance that benefits the international art and design community. TABF also shares vital information about visual and artistic culture through exhibitions and lectures in addition to a book donation program to underserved public libraries and schools nationwide.

You can help us make the impossible possible: your gift will help publish this new book of visual poetry and support its wide distribution.


As of February 17th, this project has raised $11,000 of their $20,000 goal. This project has 12 days left to raise the $20,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $35, you will get one book.  For a pledge of $50, you will get one book, and one book will be donated.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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