READING EVENT 5: Picking Up What was Lost
With Steven Heighton, Canisia Lubrin, Arleen Paré, Yusuf Saadi, Terrence Young
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PDT |Online $10
Poetry has always been written and read in times of upheaval. During the pandemic, the media buzzed with poetry. This has perhaps always been the work and mystery of poetry – to name the nameless, to engage in truth telling, to hold the mystery, to open doors of conversation, and to heal the spirit. To simultaneously hold grief and joy.
This year we have five poets: Steven Heighton (Selected Poems 1983-2020), Canisia Lubrin (The Dyzgraphxst), Arleen Paré (First), Yusuf Saadi (Pluviophile), and Terence Young (Smithereens) who excel at navigating the unpredictable transformations of life while reminding us to turn towards the light.
Moderator: Mary MacDonald