As far back as high school I was often seduced by the collaboration of word and picture. In another life, I set out to be a book illustrator, before I was hijacked over into the fine arts department in college - where I spent a lot of time marrying up images and words.
Even now when I write poems, some beg to be illustrated, or animated. (No, I'm not delving into another media in order to procrastinate in writing. At least, not yet...) Here are some interesting takes on what can be done when setting poetry to image.
by Billy Collins
Diving Into the Wreck