Occupy Poeticscurated by Thom Donovan
with Brian Ang, Steve Benson, Ana Božičević, David Brazil, Brandon Brown, David Buuck, Anelise Chen, Stephen Collis, Lara Durback, Jackqueline Frost, Dan Thomas Glass, Evan Kennedy, Ben Kimnont, Lauren Levin, Richard Owens, Jennifer Scappettone, Suzanne Stein, Anna Vitale, Jeanine Webb, Kathy Westwater and Brian Whitener
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In Occupy Poetics, Thom Donovan collects a series of responses to the Occupy movement to observe how aesthetics and politics might intersect.
Excerpt from Introduction from the Vital Forms (Poetics of Healing) Symposium: “If formatting determines not just content, but how we gather, then exploring new modalities for participation is absolutely essential for change. Poets have complained ceaselessly about the fourth wall of the poetry reading as a genre. Certainly the People’s Mic offers one solution to this problem.”
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Thom Donovan is the author of The Hole and of the forthcoming Withdrawn (Compline). He was active in Occupy Wall Street’s “Poetry Assembly” in the fall of 2011 and edited the collection “Poetry During OWS” for Rethinking Marxism, which features 19 poets’ responses to Occupy Wall Street.