MaryJane Millington

MJ Millington is a Connecticut-based poet and multimedia artist. As a poet she translates the world of the senses—including the visual—into the written word. As an artist working in textiles, photography, paper, metal and book arts, she plays with the structures and forms of poetry to create works of visual art. Her current work is a series of conceptual quilts exploring poetry in textile form, entitled Verse Forms.

Largely self-taught, she trained in ancient jewelry-making techniques at the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York, and in book arts with Daniel Kelm and Jim Croft. She has exhibited nationally, and her work is in the collections of the Beinecke Library at Yale University, as well as private collections in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California and New York. In 2018 she was an artist in residence at Trail Wood, in Hampton, CT.

MJ Millington The Sun and the Song