The Poetry Project

Dis/Course

Projects of Moving Color with Joshua Escobar aka DJ Ashtrae

In a cyberscape of perpetual terror and originality, utopia and dystopia can seem like dreams or totalities threatening us, or indulging us, what's left of us. In this Dis/Course meeting, we will color the lines of our favorite poems (or lines of poems we want to revise), write haibuns (travel poems), and generate materials for assemblages in an effort to, as Bethany Ides says, "make utopia irrelevant." We will engage these maps, of utopia and dystopia, as a way of inhabiting the world. Our starting question: What can be more beautiful, or heavy, than the world we share?

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