Monday, March 02, 2009

Podium-free poetry

Friday, March 27, 2009. Untitled [intersection] at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.

Curated by A. K. Mimi Allin, who says: "If the idea of a poetry reading makes you yawn, imagine this - four clusters of chairs, each around a poet in a different corner of the room. Instead of sitting in an audience block, listening to poet after poet, you attend mini-workshops and experience each. The poet is the teacher. The material is their poetry. Seattle poets JEFF ENCKE, PRIYA KEEFE, JACOB JANS and AMANDA LAUGHTLAND will present mini-classes in understanding their poetry. Between classes, you will have the opportunity to sit with performance artist DANAE' CLARK, who will be presenting "Traveling Heartbeats." Danae' will listen to the hearts of willing audience members while making small watercolor paintings. Interior/exterior. Audience/artist. Us/them. All hail podium-free poetry!!"