PETER GIZZI is the author of The Outernationale, Some
Values of Landscape and Weather, Artificial Heart, and
Periplum. This spring he is the Judith E Wilson Visiting
Fellow in Poetry at Cambridge University.
The "about to happen" / "poetry as forces" when Cecilia Vicuña says that the lies (the words, the language) of the Chilean dictatorship murdered & tortured thousands of people I remember the power of the word & i remember the power of poetry"made of forces"that holds something in the action of language
In his engulfing, otherworldly video installation at Tate Britain, O Magic Power of Bleakness, Mark Leckey has transformed a cavernous gallery into a freeway underpassspecifically his childhood hangout under the M53 Motorway, which runs through his deindustrialized hometown on the Wirral Peninsula across the River Mersey from Liverpool.
A poet, essayist, teacher, and traveler, Baumel is a modern-day seeker, wresting meaning out of the past and holding it up to the present. Baumel is on a journey, and her poems mark time and space. What follows is a conversation about the place and meaning of poetry today, including poetic meet-ups with Virgil, Ovid and Theocritus, and a stroll through Italy and the Bronx. Passeggiate. Walk with us.