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Crisis and the Poetic

Date recorded: 25 May 2020 | Speaker: Tim Basselin | Event: ELF Artists Network


Building on the “Practicing Poetry Together” talk, this presentation will explore how poetry can be particularly helpful during times of crisis. Poetry teaches us to live with silence and the word. We learn to respect mystery, to not speak what we do not know. And yet, in poetry, we use words to say what must be spoken.