Our second in a series of collaborations with NYC galleries, museums, and alternative spaces begins with an exhibit tour of Outside the Frame: Performance and the Object with the Snug Harbor Cultural Center's visual arts director Olivia Georgia. Over 50 artists will be presented through interactive and performative sculpture, installations, puppets, scores, and other work. Live performance excerpts will be given by process-oriented, multi-disciplinary Art Attack and by William Pope.L—rapping and preaching a piece of his agit-poetic lecture Eracism.
Escort students to feast at the buffet of sounds, images, and feelings and they will be encouraged to come back for seconds. Geared for teachers—however, open to everyone—this workshop will give participants hands-on advice and material to create positive poetry experiences for young readers.
Known for his focus on history, political ironies, and homosexual themes, C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933) is the most important Greek poet of this century. George Seferis (1900-1971) is second-and Greece's first Nobel laureate of any kind, who wrote with stylistic purity free from embellishment. A world-renowned scholar of Greek poetry, Edmund Keeley is former professor of English and Creative Writing at Princeton University, and a recent president of P.E.N.
Programs of 1950’s as well as contemporary collaborations will be heard and discussed, including the work of Langston Hughes with Charlie Parker, and Amiri Baraka and Jayne Cortez with their bands. Participants are encouraged to bring and perform their own work.
This documentary, produced by Haydn Reiss in 1994, was filmed at each of the poets’ homes in Oregon and Minnesota and uses their friendship to examine the role of poetry in contemporary America—its content, meaning, and sources.
William Stafford (1914-1994) committed himself to a poetic stance of neutrality and susceptibility to the moment. He won the National Book Award, the Shelley Memorial Award, and a Guggenheim award, among others. Robert Bly has published 12 books of poetry and has brought the poetry of many other cultures into English. He is also known as a pioneer of the “men’s movement.”
American Sign Language interpreter will be present.
Bradstreet, Wheatley, Lazarus,and Rukeyser: These four under-appreciated, understudied, astounding poets need readers and research. Their work will be read and discussed, and ideas for original research as well as location of sources—especially at Columbia University and the NY Public Library—will be shared.