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Poetry Needs a Revolution That Goes Beyond Style by Charles Bernstein and Tracie Morris | Literary Hub

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Writing At Wesleyan Presents Poet CAConrad on April 25, 2012

Poet CAConrad to Read at Russell House, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

CAConrad is one of the most important poets writing today. And, yes, I’ll say it — I love his work. I’m currently reading his latest  beauty, A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon, in which he lays out each poem in all its interdependent facies with the (Soma)tic exercise from which it came.

CAConrad’s quotidian is (Soma)tic poetry, which he developed as a practice to re- locate, constitute, vamp, and unite his BODY with the BODY of wildness, of the interdependent world that still exists within Brancusi’s egg shadow, the world from which everything sprang, the one we proceeded to contain and suffocate with a grid-like, man-made overlay, a manufacturing template to ultimately control our fear of human mortality. And, as Galileo stated ,even as he was forced to recant, for the manufacturers, “And still it spins.” Reading CAConrad’s poems could change you.  I read the lessons, the poems and breathe them into the fluorescent air everywhere.

CAConrad edits Jupiter 88, an online journal of contemporary poetry video readings. At his blog, poet CAConrad, he has written of himself:  “The son of white trash asphyxiation, my childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for my mother and helping her shoplift. I am the author of several books of poetry, and I am a recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts for poetry.”

Please join him at Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, Connecticut, at 8 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2012.  ~DF