Join poets Alex Dimitrov, John Freeman, and Stéphane Bouquet for a night of poetry readings of their respective work, Love and Other Poems (Copper Canyon), Wind, Trees (Copper Canyon), and Common Life (trans. by Lindsay Turner, Nightboat). This event will be moderated by Lindsay Turner.
At a moment at which the fabric of everyday social life is increasingly threatened across the globe, Dimitrov, Freeman, and Boquet’s poetry invites us to join a two-way conversation with the world. On one hand, their poetry acknowledges the world’s past and present existence by way of its natural and mineral elements, by way of encounters, sensations and a multitude of unspectacular events. And on the other hand, their poems orient us toward the future, helping us welcome it and question it. It is at this junction of different times that they, as poets, stand as focal points that absorb our world, give it a shape and invite us to ponder: what does it mean to inhabit the world together today?
In English. Free with RSVP.