Dear Cherry Blossoms:
Remotely Personal Greetings is hosting its fourth remote event of the Spring 2021 season. Time to pick ourselves of that carpet of cheery blossoms fallen from budding branches & walk right into our nearest councilperson's storefront & demand they do something about police brutality, racial profiling, gun licenses, intellectual property of vaccines, racist & discriminatory practices, just to name a few alarms. Thus what better time to stretch your arms and legs and let your senses imbibe the scents of new life everywhere. So after a wondrous day of voicing your protests against continuing political reactionism, vibe to the drum of mother nature reawakening, we invite ya'll to tune in to these 4 writers listening to the world through their words on Thursday, May 6th at 8:30 PM EST ( 7:30 CST, 6:30 MST, 5:30PST, 4:30AST, 3:30 HST)
DeJuan Carter-Woodard- Realizes the collective will to change often needs a catalyst to set the wheels of social & cultural evolution in motion. While bleeding between the bars or being tasered to death at the border has moved many of us to call for action in dismantling a system of injustice & incarceration that has increasingly become one of profit & less of rehabilitation (if it ever was that) we must create a language seeking to deconstruct preconceived notions of who is placed behind bars, why & what happens once they’re embedded within the penal system.
Andrew Joron- Understands that antonyms abound & where we have antonyms we have multiple levels of meaning, a discourse wherein the layered black squares of George Braque can be reconfigured by Reverdy’s roll of the dice & the formations of new word patterns leading to new world views can lead us to questions without easy answers, all the more worth pursuing.
Adrienne Oliver knows the finished line is never truly, truly finished. The pome grows along with us, it’s line stretching out as our limbs experience more of the world & not just the trauma of living but the tresses of womanhood & the truth that untangling hair can bring to the littlest rock in the circle of being or the biggest wave on the wide ocean's stage
Seema Reza Is fully aware We Are Not Done Yet – for the work of the pome & the poet, the work of the human to build community thru works of art is ever afoot. As a teaching artist she knows that when the world breaks open we must place all our constellations of half-lives to work, not just to illuminate the ever encroaching night but to reveal the beauty within darkness
As last Season an email detailing the Zoom log-in info will be sent to guests an hour or two beforehand. Once you log-on there will be a short wait while your email is verified. The "live" event will begin at 8:30 EST with a brief meet n' greet, followed by the convocation, leading us to the 1st reader of the evening.
And please don't forget to support UNNAMEABLE BOOKS the amazing book store who is our live host! You can find them here at 600 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn's Burgeoning Prospect Heights 11-7 ... 2 customers at a time or go to https://unnameablebooks.square.site to purchase the latest, greatest & past books from these fantastic poets...
Feel free to forward any questions our way.
Looking forward to seeing ya'll,
X's to your O's
Jeffrey Joe Nelson