In this workshop we will consider the ways that reading or writing a poem might be an act of resuscitation. An awakening of one’s “sight,” mind and questions. We will read the work of writers whose texts are original, strange, wondering, and will consider the powers of such elements (and here I am hearing Paul Celan in “The Meridian” translated by Pierre Joris: “The poem estranges. It estranges by its existence, by the mode of its existence, it stands opposite and against one, voiceful and voiceless simultaneously, as language, as language setting itself free…” Participants: please come ready to read, experiment, write. Each participant should bring a copy of a meaningful, mysterious, powerful/potent, resonant photo from their personal album or archive.
Powers Of The Strange + Particular With Aracelis Girmay
This Year's Festival Lineup includes:
Save the dates! January 20-25, 2020 in Delray Beach. Complete details coming soon Read more >
The festival welcomes Joy Harjo to the festival as our Special Guest. She will be interviewed with Laure-Anne Bosselaar and will deliver the annual Thomas Lux Memorial Reading following the festival gala. Read more >