a journey into the center of



the human condition

The Dictionary Poem Project is an ever-expanding list of words with pronunciations, etymologies, definitions, graphics and other information.


Explore each edition of the project:

Blue sky pooled within each of us,
each of us touching one heart to every living thing

from the dictionary poem world peace


… At first look I never know if a particular word will partner with me. To do so we both must crack ourselves open, to relinquish control.”


As [my work] has evolved, the artwork ranges from small scale fetish-like figures accompanied by poems, to large scale installations of poetry and objects…”


The Dictionary Poem Project, Edition II has been published in the latest edition of december magazine. December is an independent nonprofit literary magazine that features poetry, prose and original art. To learn more about december and its current issue, visit their website.

Jane discusses the project »

Jane talks about the origins and evolution of the Dictionary Poem Project with host Jeremy Goodwin on the March 6, 2020 edition of Cut & Paste, a podcast sponsored by St. Louis Public Radio.

On View »

The Dictionary Poem Project, Edition I & II can be seen at the Kranzberg Foundation’s High Low Literary Café through April 10, 2020. Visit the gallery website for more information: Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

HEC Media, produced and distributed by the Higher Education Channel in St. Louis, MO, created this video exploring the Dictionary Poem Project and exhibit at the Hi Lo Literary Café.

Get in touch

To learn more about this project or where you can see the work, don't hesitate in reaching out via email.

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