Joined by West African Jali musicians, Kewulay Kamara discusses, performs and screens segments of his documentary about his attempt to recreate an ancient oral epic after the only written copy was destroyed in Sierra Leone's recent Civil War.
Esteemed poet and translator Pierre Joris discusses Paul Celan (1920-1970), the German-speaking Jewish poet whose writings transformed post-World War II poetry. Joris presents recordings of Celan, videos, readings and more.
Leading Canadian poets at the cutting edge of contemporary practice address the history of sound poetry and performance, multilingualism, activism and other topics.
• 1:00pm A Conversation with Jeff Derksen & Lisa Robertson
• 4:00pm A Conversation with a.rawlings & Jordan Scott
• 2:30pm A Poetry Reading with Christian Bök, Jeff Derksen, Lisa Robertson & Jordan Scott
Co-presented with the Kelly Writers House and funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts
Leading Canadian poets at the cutting edge of contemporary practice address the history of sound poetry and performance, multilingualism, activism and other topics. Co-presented with the Kelly Writers House and funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts
For all ages, this exhibition documents the creation of poetic spaces by a public-school community in response to images of landscape and shared journeys: a bird, a tree, a labyrinth.
Part of Ecopoetic Futures, a series of events that examine poetry and the environment. Programs in this series are funded, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Council for the Humanities.
Join Homer-in-residence Mike Romanos for a retelling of this epic tale complete with all the angry gods, flailing monsters and cunning heroes. With Odysseus's adventures as a model, children will get a chance to spin their own tapestries of heroic proportions in a writing workshop to follow.
Children have the opportunity to be inspired by an exhibition of giant 'poetry balloons' inistalled in the gallery at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Art Center at Governors Island. Together they will explore the poetry and stories that come out of the great blue canopy of the earth's sky and them make books in the shape of blimps and float their own poetry upon them.
Based on his new book We Are Rivers, Richard Lewis and the Touchstone Center Theatre Ensemble will explore the life of a river, bringing it to life through dance and song. After the performance, we’ll make our own “river books” filled with the ever-changing waters of our thoughts and the world around us