“Poetry is a distinct pleasure, and unlike any other art form. It requires no special knowledge to enjoy it, just the patience to tune to its unique way of doing things; and once you’ve dialed into its wavelength, I can promise you’ll never want to go without it again – and nor will the world ever look quite the same.” — Don Paterson, Picador publisher
Singularity by American poet Marie Howe, inspired by Stephen Hawking and the cosmos, is a contemplation on our origins, interconnectedness and separateness. This short video of Ms. Howe’s reading of Singularity somehow enriches her reflective words, and inspires to do our own reflecting on life and home.
Mihaela Moscaliuc is the author of ‘Father Dirt’ and Immigrant Model’ where she explores the feelings of living in different worlds. Michael Waters is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, and his new collection of poetry delves into the sensual and spiritual with characteristic intensity. If you missed the live stream broadcast of Poetry: Mihaela Moscaliuc and Michael Waters, there’s still time to watch a video recording. Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button on the media player below ↓
Ange Mlinko’s poems are about urban life, language and its failings, and the things we see and do not see, and all with a “unique sense of humor and mystery” (New Yorker). She is the author of five books of poetry: Distant Mandate, Marvelous Things Overheard, Shoulder Season, Starred Wire, and Matinees.
If you missed the live stream broadcast of Poetry: Ange Mlinko , there’s still time to watch a vide recording of the event. Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button on the media player below ↓
MacArthur winner Alicia Elsbeth (‘A.E.’) Stallings is an American poet and translator, born and raised in Decatur, Georgia and currently residing in Athens, Greece. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Poetry magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and the New Yorker, and she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and United States Artists. If you missed her live talk, there’s still time to watch a video recording. Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or the post on the video player below ↓
Historical works of art created during times of social unrest and cultural change continue to inspire Activist Arts
We’d love to hear from you! If you’d like to comment on the fun you find here, join the conversation, or share your inspiration, and you have not yet registered as an On2In2™ playmaker, please sign up via the ‘Engage page’. Don’t worry, it’s pretty quick and easy (unless you’re a robot).
Feature photo is courtesy of Alejandro Alvarez/Unsplash CC0