Minneapolis Convention Center | April 10, 2015

Episode 87: The Poem as a Bodily Thing

(Jan Beatty, Todd Davis, Ross Gay, Aimee Nezhukamatathil) Poets write bodies into being in myriad manifestations: sick, sexual, growing, even dying bodies. And all of this is done while the artist herself resides within a body that leaves an indelible mark upon the work of making poems. How does the fact that hearts beat, lungs expand, fingers feel, and tongues taste, affect our practices of this ancient, sensual art? This panel will discuss the role bodies play in composing their own poems, as well as in reading the work of other poets.

Published Date: July 22, 2015

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