Thu, Apr 29 | Literati Bookstore

At Home with Literati

Susan Briante, Phil Metres, & Tess Taylor
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At Home with Literati

Time & Location

Apr 29, 7:00 PM EDT
Literati Bookstore

About the Event

In 1936, noting a turn toward the documentary in a variety of arts, Wallace Stevens explained the Depression had focused attention "in the direction of reality, that is to say, in the direction of fact." At a time of unprecedented environmental, political, and economic crisis we may be experiencing another such turn.  But what does this mean for poetry, and what are the limits and pitfalls of the documentary project? What roads does it open up?  Poets Susan Briante, Philip Metres, and  Tess Taylor will discuss and share some work from their recent books: Briante’s Defacing the Monument, lyric essays on immigration, archives, aesthetics and the state, Metres’ Shrapnel Maps, a docupoetic investigation into the wounds and reverberations of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and Taylor’s Last West: Roadsongs for Dorothea Lange a poet’s retracing of the steps of the documentary photographer.

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