"Neither closed in one landscape
nor in one season
the mind moving in illimitable
-- Basil Bunting, "Chomei at Toyama"
Poet Max Blagg and writer and producer Wickham Boyle discuss memory's role in the creation of a poem and the ways in which memorizing poems can give our daily life meaning. Following their discussion, the two will lead a walk during which each audience member will be given a poem to memorize.
A reading to celebrate the writing of Joe Brainard (1942-1994), recently collected in The Collected Writing of Joe Brainard, edited by Ron Padgett, and published by the Library of America, with Joanna Fuhrman, Matthew Hittinger, Julie Kantor, Paul Legault, Ricardo Maldonado, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Ronaldo Wilson, among others.