“Consequences of Silence” featuring Camille Dungy, Simon Armitage, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Samiya Bashir, Alison Granucci.
March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
As poets, we love language—and fight with it. Language (in the mouth, on the page) is one way humans can experience and express the world: not only words on a page, but a bodily feeling as one speaks and hears poetry. These are ways language creates meaning, and helps us define ourselves and belong. The illusion of belonging is when language fails us: draws us in, but holds us at a distance. True belonging is when language connects us across time, languages, cultures, and emotional divides.
*Must be registered for AWP to attend