New Orleans based poets Brad Richard, Jerika Marchan, Elizabeth Gross, and Laura Mullen read from their work and examine the role of polyvocality in the poetics of disaster. How do multiple voices emerge and why? What strategies do we employ to move between different voices on the page? Is there an ethical responsibility to include different kinds of voices in work that responds to a real-world catastrophes? Reflecting on our own work and each other’s work, we’ll explore the implications of polyvocality in meaning, process, and form.
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