World on Fire: Guest Critic Panel with Elizabeth Bishop & Friends
Weekly conversations with activists, social justice practitioners, and changemakers.
1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Bishop, Regina Anderson, Damaris Dunn, Nicole Hamilton, and Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz on the Brooklyn Rail’s September Guest Critics Page, “World on Fire.” This discussion will be led by Rail Special Projects Editor Nick Bennett, and will conclude with a poetry reading.
In this talk
Please join us for a conversation emerging out of the Brooklyn Rail’s September Guest Critics Page “World on Fire.”
This collection of writing and art is a defense against the violence in our lives, an affirmation of life under the constant threat of erasure. Radical empathy. Stomp traces of fascism with precise intent. Culture jamming. Disruptors on the side of reimagined justice. The orchestration of crashing bricks. How it feels to survive being human in the midst of neverbeforeseen crisis such as we are living through right now. These pages bear witness as they break open words and images to make space for our bodies and lives. Kintsugi, golden joinery. What does it mean to repair? Compassionate urgency. Unlearning. Distance and perception. To be still in the still of the crisis. Biopower recaptured. The politics of survival is insufficient for the moment. — Dr. Elizabeth Bishop
Read the full Editor’s Message here: https://brooklynrail.org/2020/09/editorsmessage/World-on-Fire
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