We clamor for the right to opacity for everyone.
– Édouard Glissant, “For Opacity” (tr. Betsy Wing)
A symposium that continues the collective work of Poetics of Healing and takes Eleni Stecopoulos‘s Visceral Poetics (ON Contemporary Practice, 2016) as a point of departure for new writing & dialogue to treat these times. Readings & performances may engage opacity & transparency; anti-imperial & anti-colonial poetics; “the chronic syndrome of the West”; healing & somatic practices; mother tongues & mongrel tongues; otherness & immigrant poetics; the writing of Antonin Artaud, Édouard Glissant & others.
Hosted by Stecopoulos & Thom Donovan, co-editor of ON Contemporary Practice.
Cornelia Barber, Charles Bernstein, Melissa Buzzeo, Declan Gould, Jeanne Heuving, Madhu Kaza, Robert Kocik, Liz Latty, Andrew Levy, Sean Labrador y Manzano, EJ McAdams, Marissa Perel, Kristin Prevallet, George Quasha, & Emji Spero
Statements or video by:
Will Alexander, Brenda Iijima, Mg Roberts & TBA