Boston, MA | March 8, 2013
Episode 63: Language at the Breaking Point
(Kwame Dawes, Jorie Graham, Terrance Hayes) Sponsored by Blue Flower Arts. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jorie Graham and National Book Award-winner Terrance Hayes stretch language past the barriers of mind and limitations of personal experience to reinstate a kind of dignity to the world. Their creative tensions puncture the commonplace allowing the familiar to dislocate, laying bare our tenuous connection to life. Yet grace and a vivid, wakeful presence abide. Their poems demonstrate how the excavation of language itself can shape new possibilities for imagination to evolve.
Published Date: June 5, 2013