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Julie Carr, Jacques Rancourt, Aliki Barnstone, T Banks

  • Arts + Literature Laboratory 2021 Winnebago Street Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)
Julie Carr.

Julie Carr.

Poets from Wisconsin, Missouri, Colorado, and California, each bring specific voices and experiences to the mic at this reading. T Banks is a Madison poet, community organizer, mental wellness advocate, and playwright whose focus on identity fuels his work. His work emphasizes empowering black lives, specifically black trans lives, and confronting the boundaries and systems that seek to harm and oppress minority bodies. Jacques Rancourt is a former Madisonian whose most recent work, Novena, draws from the Catholic prayer of the same name as he wrestles with faith and internal desire. Rancourt has been a fellow at Stanford University, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and is currently teaching and living in San Francisco. Julie Carr is a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, has a Ph.D from Berkeley, and is the co-publisher for Counterpath Press. Her most recent work, 100 Notes On Violence, received the 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize and is a study on intimate cruelties, phobias, large-scale violence, and the need for the poet to address and understand atrocities. Akki Barnstone has released a large list of poetry books, translations, critical essays, and other works. She began serving as the Poet Laureate for Missouri in 2016. Her work can be found in numerous anthologies and collections. —John McCracken

Earlier Event: September 16
CHON, The Fall Of Troy, Hail The Sun
Later Event: September 16
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