Poetry at the End of the WorldSunday, May 7 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Freight & Salvage
Explore themes of apocalypse, survival, and hope with this power-packed panel. It certainly feels like we’re all Alive at the End of the World right now. That’s also the title of Saeed Jones’ latest collection of poetry, in which he explores the public and private betrayals of life and seeks to illuminate how long and how perilously we’ve been living on top of fault lines. John Freeman digs into loss and adaptation in his urgent meditation Wind, Trees, and Water, and Tess Taylor’s vivid and compassionate Rift Zone unearths strata of personal, political and environmental upheaval in California. In the intimately expansive Lives CJ Evans explores simply existing in a world where humans insist on war and destruction, and Anthony Cody digs into similar themes in The Rendering, where he uses an experimental and ecological lens to confront history and how it impacts our current climate crisis. Sam Sax (Bury It) will shepherd this flock of poets away from the edge and through readings and impassioned discussion; because celebrating in the face of the end is a testament to the human spirit, an act of defiance against despair, a tribute to life, and the poetic thing to do.
Please note: Saeed Jones was originally scheduled for this session but had to cancel his participation.
Book signing information: Green Apple Books, at the venue