Poetics of N(eg)ation: Articulating Refusal

Reading - Literary | December 7 | 4 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

At “Poetics of N(eg)ation: Articulating Refusal,” poets will explore what it means to articulate a kind of refusal that is urgently needed from communities who may not be part of the “national” imaginary. This event is an intimate reading delivered by each poet followed by the poets asking each other questions about their work and forming lines of affinities that undo one-way contact. This curated reading aims to ask: What does it mean to be a poet and craft articulations, stories and narratives that may have no audience? and, What happens when other artists are the audience?

 centerrg@berkeley.edu