The Poetry Project

Dis/Course

STARS <——> ART: ASTRO-TRIPPING INTO POETRY or SEDUCING THE STARS: THE POETRY OF ASTROLOGY with Emmalea Russo

The Poetry Project has presently suspended all events through the end of April 2020, with the strong possibility that events will need to be suspended beyond this due to COVID-19. We will be offering full refunds for any impacted events, and will also work to reschedule as needed.

“No one should laugh at astrology, for he who no longer seeks to seduce the stars is the sadder for it,” wrote Baudrillard. In this generative convo / workshop, we will look at the work of ancient and contemporary thinkers who seduced/got seduced by the cosmos — as well as some of the foundational texts that serve as a stellar gateway into the heavenly spheres and poetic situation. We’ll discuss astrology as a language and metaphysical/poetic apparatus for engaging with our own work and the wor(l)d. The packet of multi-disciplinary work will include readings from Marcus Manilius, The Hermetica, astrological natal charts, ancient alchemical imagery, and contemporary poets.

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