What are the sense memories that forge in us the shapes of place, position, lineage? In her much anticipated debut collection Bluest Nude, Ama Codjoe poses question, praise, reflection, and reconsideration into the chorus of ancestors and descendants who sing into a self, the modes of looking outward, inward, and relationally which stitch together bravery and conviction. In his equally celebrated Punks: New & Selected Poems, John Keene surfaces an archive of contact, with poems that exalt eros and heartbreak, the momentary and enduring. Vision and touch are disappearing co-conspirators in the work of these poets, twin vapors trailing us through history and future.
This is tentatively planned as a live indoor event at St. Mark's Church. To keep our community safe, The Poetry Project implements the following at all live events: limiting the number of attendees; requiring proof of vaccination be shown at the door upon arrival; and requiring and providing face masks, as well as hand sanitizer stations