books: Copper Colored Mountain Arts Celebrates Upcoming National Poetry Month
Events include poetry readings plus conversations with One Pause Poetry Director Sarah Messer, in which poets discuss their poetic process, inspirations and why poetry matters. Poetic topics range from hurricane Katrina, to Paleolithic Cave Paintings, to 18th century Lutheran "Heaven Letters" to the comic strip "Krazy Kat."
The events are free and take place at CCMA on 7101 Liberty St. The scheduled events include:
*April 8, 7 p.m. Clayton Eshleman reading from Juniper Fuse and presenting a slideshow, "An Alchemist with One Eye on Fire: Spelunking, Translating, and Writing Poetry as forms of Imaginal Love."
*Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m. he will discuss his poetic process with Sarah Messer.
*April 15, 7 p.m. "The Practice of Othering as Translation and Composition: A Set of Readings and Performance with Commentaries on the Process" by Jerome Rothenberg.
*April 22, 7 p.m. Raymond McDaniel, Mark Wunderlich and Monica Youn will read from their works. All three will participate in a panel discussion about the craft of poetry on Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Books will be available at each event, courtesy of Nicola's Books.
I have been fortunate enough to participate in an internship working on this project, so of course I am looking forward to it. This internship stems from a course in Eastern Michigan University's Creative Writing Program.
For more information about the One Pause series or about the many classes, exhibits, studios, and events available to the public at Copper Colored Mountain Arts, visit their website.