Cliterati Open Mic Featuring Sandra Meek in Celebration of Still: Poems

at in store on 01/16/2020, 07:30 pm
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"Decatur", GA
 
"524-0304"
 
"http://www.charisbooksandmore.com/"
Charis and Cliterati pair up the third Thursday of each month to present an inviting and fierce open mic & reading series that celebrates new voices and seasoned veterans alike. Co-hosted by Karen G. and Theresa Davis, all are welcome to come and share their work. This month’s featured poet is Sandra Meek who will be reading poems from her new collection, Still: Poems in which she subverts Renaissance still-life painting in order to illuminate the perhaps irreparable natural and cultural harm inflicted by colonial forces, even those that manage to create a certain beauty from imperial spoils. These poems shimmer with the wonders of the natural and aesthetic worlds—and in doing so, reckon with environmental, colonial, and sexual violence, with the oppression of silencing as well as the reclamation of voice. In confronting violations of body, family, culture, and nature, Still gives voice and image not only to what is still, what has been stilled, and what is in danger of being forever stilled, but also to the marvel of survival. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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