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Poems embody many types of existence that transcend the particulars of their initial time and space continuum.  For instance, poetry readers revivify a poem upon each reading; a poem reanimates experience, feeling, or an idea over and over; translators give a poem an afterlife or second life in another language. And most of all, poetry embraces the unknown by exploring different manifestations of pre-life (genetics) and post-life (ghosts and other spiritual manifestations). Poets on this panel will approach this topic from a diversity of angles, including interlinguistic translation and the translator/poet as spiritual medium; the use of persona to give voice to incorporeal beings; archival violence; poetry as concrete evidence of past experiences; and poetry as a portal to possible futures and to connect with eco-grief.

Starting Date/Time
Suite 300A, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave