Thursday, November 20, 7 pm
Walker Art Center
Poetry, visual art, and music intersect in this special installment of Free Verse! Award-winning Bay Area poet Gillian Conoley will present Thousand Times Broken, her landmark new volume of three previously untranslated texts (and accompanying images) by French writer and artist Henri Michaux, as well as poems from her own acclaimed new work, Peace. Twin Cities-based poet and songwriter Brian Laidlaw, renowned for his work with his “folk orchestra" The Family Trade, will celebrate the launch of his latest project, a poetry chapbook and vinyl album in one titled Amoratorium. Together, these two wordsmiths will take the art of language into nooks and crannies you didn’t know existed.
Free Verse is co-presented by Rain Taxi Review of Books and the Walker Art Center.