All That Cages [Juan Felipe Herrera]
Consider the power-pulleys of the world system and how they impact humanity—and poetry. What to write, how to write it, whose voice, what experience, what approach? We’ll look to writers like Milosz, Levertov, Ginsberg, Gimenez-Smith, Ali, Tretheway, Lim, and Hedge-Coke, as well as visual artists, dancers, and performance ensembles for inspiration. Experimentation is key. I invite you to explode all that cages—to explore new material, new ideas, new entries into yourself, your text, and your vision of life for others in crisis. We will speak of our appreciations for each work, our new insights, and the delicacies within the texts. Everyone is a unique artist.