The work is a calligraphic reaction to the libretto “Freedom of Shadow,” in honor of Douglas Kearney, in tribute to Terry Adkins—in conversation with both. The work is in part a reverberation of Adkin’s and Kearney’s first one-on-one conversation about their collaboration, in particular the first note Douglas took, which served as mooring: “behavioral feeling of performed ethnicity.”
And you can meet Brennan, Kearney, and Jeanty at the reception for Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins.
Photos by Chelsea Avery
Ana Castillo rides a Poetry Cab!
See her read next Wednesday at Poetry Foundation in “Poetry off the Shelf: Ana Castillo, Cristina Correa, & Paul Martínez Pompa”
Sept 17, 7 PM, 61 West Superior St
This week is your last chance to visit Tony Fitzpatrick’s The Secret Birds!
If you can’t make it during our daytime hours (11 am- 4 pm) , come to CAIC’s Salon Concert: Robert & Clara Schumann, Friedrich Rückert & Heinrich Heine at Poetry Foundation on Thursday at 7 pm.
And don’t forget to pick up a button and a free issue of the magazine while you’re here!
Fig 1. Telettrofono Cross-Section and no. 122478 Effervescent Drinks from Matthea Harvey’s TELETTROFONO, from her new book If the Tabloids Are True, What Are You?
Read an article about Harvey’s new book, then come see Harvey at the Graywolf 40th Anniversary Celebration on September 18, then talk about her book on September 19th at the Poetry Foundation Library Book Club
If you’d like a soundtrack to the photos, listen to Kearney and Jeanty perform "Blanche Bruce Does the Modernism"
See you at the performance of the oratorio at Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, on September 20 at 6:00 PM!
Read the latest issue of Poetry magazine— the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English speaking world— or browse over 100 years of the magazine in the archive featuring poems and prose by T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound among others.
If you liked our ‘sneak peek’ of Douglas Kearney’s poems, notes, & drafts, “preemptive ekphrasis” relating to his oratorio Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins, your can read Kearney’s essay from the portfolio in the September issue of Poetry magazine, live on our website now.
And don’t forget to come to the Poetry Foundation for a performance of the oratorio on Saturday, September 20,
From the car,
Landscapes momently recede; the trees
Are an arcade of motion
Sweet, reasonable and fast.
— from Robert Pinsky’s “The View from the Road" published in Poetry in 1971