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This reading will feature writers from Sublimity City, a poetry collective established in 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Kristi Maxwell will read poems from Goners, her book of extinctions, a form invented to linguistically engage human-induced species erasure. Jessica Farquhar's current project considers the idea of a "good job" through bossy poems that portray the mundanities and wonders of mothering and working. Ken Walker will read from Coma Time, a manuscript that uses ekphrasis to explore Deleuze's statement "Exhausted is a whole lot more than tired" and that looks at and beyond the cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski and the visual artwork of Kiki Smith. Ann DeVilbiss will read from recent work that explores the persistence of life in the era of climate change, making strange what is natural and seeking hope amid mourning. And, finally, John James will read from The Delusion of Being Absolute, which uses poetic form to explore questions of climate and agency in the midst of cultural decline.

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Suite 300A, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave