3rd Wednesday at 7 PM
giovanni singleton and Lorena Papayone Wolfman
Wednesday May 16th at 7 pm
Then, Lorena Papayone Wolfman reads from her collection, My Mother's Necklace / El Collar de mi Madre. This collection is bilingual and emerges from a dreamlike ocean of imagery, feeling and sounds. The poems also have their roots in Wolfman's experiences at the IV International Poetry Festival in Granada, Nicaragua, where poetry was celebrated as the conscience of the Earth.
Listen Wednesday May 16th at 7 pm
From Katherine Hastings' Word Temple blog:
NEXT ON WORDTEMPLE:
May 16, 2012 7:00 p.m.
giovanni singleton. Lorena Papayone Wolfman.
WordTemple host Katherine Hastings talks with giovanni singleton about her new book Ascension (Counterpath 2012). A collection of serial poems written during jazz musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane’s 49-day transition through the bardo — and other poems as well — Ascension takes us through a daily practice of meditations on the nature of “self,” and longing for less suffering in the world. singleton is founding editor of noctures (re)view of the literary arts, a journal dedicated to the work of artists and writers of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces, and is the recipient of a New Langton Bay Area Award Show for Literature. “Ascension is visionary. Every reader will become a believer.” — E. Ethelbert Miller
Lorena Papayone Wolfman
Wolfman reads from her collection My Mother’s Necklace/El Collar de mi Madre (Lapizlazuli Editions 2011). Dedicated to “both the woman who was my mother and, in a spiritual sense, to the divine feminine principal, the Goddess in her myriad forms,” this collection is bilingual and emerges from a dreamlike ocean of imagery, feeling and sounds. The poems also have their roots in Wolfman’s experiences at the IV International Poetry Festival in Grandada, Nicaragua where poetry was celebrated as the conscience of the Earth. “The poem is a dance of words on the wind, an initiation ceremony, a semiotic textile that pours out through the universe of meaning. This book is a mystical journey through language and the body, through mythology and archetype…” — Nicasio Urbina
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