Jasmine Dreame Wagner & Cabinet of Natural Curiosities
Jasmine Dreame Wagner’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New American Writing, American Letters & Commentary, Verse, Blackbird, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, and other literary magazines. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Montana, she has received grants and residencies from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education, and Kultuuritehas Polymer.
An interdisciplinary artist as well as a poet, Jasmine seeks to investigate “the hidden narratives of manmade landmarks: abandoned industrial areas, vacant lots, fences of wildlife refuges, decommissioned military structures, exurban space that has fallen into disuse.” Using a variety of mediums she explores “the shadowy pockets of the post-industrial landscape and the natural life that persists in the face of environmental degradation and decay“. Jasmine performs and records folk and experimental music as Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. Her third album, Blue Highways, willbe released by For Arbors / For Satellites in Summer of 2011. Cabinet has performed at the CMJ Music Marathon, the Olympia Experimental Music Festival, free103point9’s Wave Farm, and Missoula, Montana’s New Lakes Poetry Reading Series.
Visit her website at: http://www.songsaboutghosts.com