Symposium Closing Reading and Keynote

Short readings by Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves and Filip Marinovich.

Keynote by Alice Notley — “Allen Ginsberg: An International Poetry and Its Particles”

That Allen Ginsberg is thus far the one truly international poet that has ever lived, making of his person or speaker or point-dot of location in the poem a verticality or stack of conditions across the globe, as one knowing about any number of places and kinds of consciousness at once . . . Specific poems discussed.

Followed by closing reception.

Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves

Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves (NYC, 1980) is an artist concerned with postcolonial ethnobotany and the mediums of scholarship, archival gesture, and language. She is a cocktail waitress, curator of the Monday Night Reading Series at the Poetry Project, Site Director of Wendy’s Subway Library in Bushwick, and Young Mother of The Florxal Review – a global journal of black femme plant life. Greaves has been published in The Black Earth Institute’s About Place Journal, The Recluse, The Poetry Project Newsletter, A+WS: A propósito de nada / Apropos of nothing, and No, Dear. In 2017 Belladonna* published her first chaplet Close Reading As Forestry. Galleries of her documentary photography and Afrofuturist dioramas are viewable on Instagram via @TerraBot and @SuperModelStudioPractice respectively. She lives and works in New York City.

Alice Notley

Alice Notley has published over thirty books of poetry, including (most recently) Songs and Stories of the Ghouls, Negativity’s Kiss, and the chapbook Secret I D. With her sons Anselm and Edmund Berrigan, she edited both The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan and The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan. Notley has received many awards including the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Award, the Griffin Prize, two NEA Grants, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry. She lives and writes in Paris, France.