Hauser & Wirth Publishers presents Conversations in Contemporary Poetics, a monthly reading series and discussion group that explores the diverse ways in which poetry integrates with life, media, and politics.
Organized by writer and curator Jeffrey Grunthaner, Conversations in Contemporary Poetics foregrounds what goes on behind the making of a poem. Rather than simply presenting poems as completed works (books, or finalized texts), the series acts like a studio visit, showcasing aspects of a poet’s creative practice that might otherwise go unnoticed.
The second installment of the series, held on Tuesday 25 July, 7 – 9 pm, will include readings by Thom Donovan and Simone White. The reading will be followed by a discussion and Q&A. A collectible program, featuring works by the readers and original artwork by Ánima Correa, will also be available.
Forthcoming readings will address poetry’s relationship to identity politics, popular music, visual art, and progressive movements toward social change.