As long as there have been poets, there have been oracles. What’s happening in that other plane where spirits and the dead and the gods persist? How are they talking to one another or to themselves, or us? In this Dis/Course, we’re looking at how different poets commune and get there, and what they’ve brought back from those other worlds to tell us about this one. Trancework, divination, hypnosis, ritual, and dreams are on the table.
Readings for this meeting will include Ai, CA Conrad, John Giorno, Allen Grossman, Vicente Huidobro, Stephen Jonas, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Alice Notley, George Oppen, Sonia Sanchez, and others.
This meeting is free and open. Participants are invited to RSVP in advance to receive a packet of readings and other material to begin the conversation. Reading in advance, however, are not be required, nor is any particular education background or expertise. Come, talk about poetry and possibility, teach, learn, share, and connect more deeply with The Poetry Project community.