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We’re Floating: An Interactive Poetry Walk with Artist and Poet Jon Cotner

Jon Cotner, Poetry Walks, Poetry in the Park, Poetry NYC
Date and Time: 
July 7, 2012 - 4:00PM
July 14, 2012 - 4:00PM
Event Location: 
Poets House
Free and open to the public

Walks begin at Poets House at 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm, and last for 45 minutes.

We’re Floating is a new interactive walk designed by artist and poet Jon Cotner. Each hour he leads dialogues with participants as they stroll through Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City. The work of Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō is mapped onto the landscape and put into play, bringing everyone closer to this floating world.

Jon Cotner is an artist and poet. He revives the ancient, endangered practices of walking and talking. His interactive walks combine dialogue, observation, and movement for the sake of worldly encounter. Recent projects have been celebrated by Bookforum, Good, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. He is coauthor of Ten Walks/Two Talks, and teaches at Pratt Institute.

Part of the 2012 River to River Festival

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House and the River to River Festival
Event Type: 
PH Showcase