maandag 16 oktober 2017

Vrijdag 27 okt. 2017: Perdu Invites: Two American Poets

Met: Aja Monet & E. Tracy Grinnell

Perdu is honored to share its stage with two distinguished guests from the USA. Aja Monet and E. Tracy Grinnell will read from their poetry to be followed by a discussion exploring the themes and motifs of their crafts.

Programme in English

An internationally established poet, singer, performer, and educator, Aja Monet’s craft is an in-depth reflection of emotional wisdom, skill, and activism. The youngest individual to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title, she is recognized for combining her spellbound voice and powerful imagery on stage. Her books of poetry are My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter (2017), Inner-City Chants & Cyborg Cyphers (2015), and The Black Unicorn Sings (Penmanship books). Of Cuban-Jamaican heritage, Monet has performed at world-renowned venues including the Town Hall Theater, the Apollo Theater, the United Nations in New York City, and the NAACP’s Barack Obama Inaugural event in Washington DC.

E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of four books of poetry: Hell Figures (2016), portrait of a lesser subject (2015), Some Clear Souvenir (2006), and music or forgetting (2001). “Helen, A Fugue” was published in the first volume of the Belladonna* Elders Series in conversation with A Pear / Actions are Erased by Leslie Scalapino. Limited edition chapbooks include Mirrorly, A Window, Leukadia, Hell and Lower Evil, Humoresque, and harmonics. Grinnell’s poetry has been translated into French, Serbian, and Portuguese. She currently teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press.

Start: 20:00
Doors open: 19:30
Entrance: 9 / 6 euro (discount)
Buy your ticket in advance at the website of Perdu

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