The Wild I: An Exploration of Water and Poetry
March 07, 2020
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W 129th St
New York, NY 10027
Jordan Abel, Abigail Chabitnoy, CAConrad, Matthea Harvey, Douglas Kearney, Shane McCrae, Luna Miguel, Cecilia Pavón, Celina Su, Phillip B. Williams, and Lynn Xu.
Organized by Dorothea Lasky, Writing.
11:00 am - 5:45 pm
In this symposium, poets will explore the symbol of water, and its many ramifications in their lives. Water, both ephemeral and timeless, carries with it its own history. It connects us to our ancestors and to our future. Most importantly, it is a form that is intrinsically connected to poetry, with poetry’s watery and associative, fluid, electrified, and occult properties. During this daylong event, we will consider: What is a poetry of water? What does a world look like without water? How can poets save the planet?
11:00 am: Welcome and Introduction
11:15 am–12:45 pm: Poetry, Water, Place, Space, and Time
Abigail Chabitnoy, Matthea Harvey, Celina Su
1:00–2:30 pm: The Eternal Lake
CAConrad, Luna Miguel, Phillip B. Williams
2:45–4:15 pm: The Fluid Cycle of Electricity and Magic
Jordan Abel, Douglas Kearney, Cecilia Pavón
4:30–5:45: Poetry Readings
Jordan Abel, Abigail Chabitnoy, CAConrad, Matthea Harvey, Douglas Kearney, Luna Miguel, Shane McCrae, Cecilia Pavón, Phillip B. Williams, and Lynn Xu
This event was made possible by the Katherine Garrison Chapin Seminars in Poetry and a Lenfest Junior Faculty Grant.
Check-in will begin one hour prior to start time. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested.