Events

BIRD FLOAT, TREE SONG

DISARTICULATION AND COLLABORATION
Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2-4 p.m.
Armory Center for the Arts
Pasadena, CA

The event will celebrate the publication of BIRD FLOAT, TREE SONG: DIS•ARTICULATIONS POEMS BY LOS ANGELES POETS, edited by Terry Wolverton. The anthology chronicles a year-long project by Wolverton in which she invited a different poet each month to collaborate with her, using a specified process, by which each created new poems using language generated by the other. The project raises questions about inspiration, origination and ownership of language and by extension the creative process. Poets Olga Garcia Echeverria, Donna Frazier, Douglas Kearney and Wolverton will read their poems as well as some of the process writing that led to poems, and discuss their responses to the collaboration and working with the dis•articulations process.The audience will be given an opportunity to explore parts of the process to generate their own text, based on prompts given by the poets. The anthology will be for sale.

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