“Blackness is speaking: Echo North is an attempt to reflect the sound.” Chaun Webster, poet, publisher, archivist, and graphic designer is creating an oral archive and visual re-mapping of North Minneapolis. The project, which he calls a “ritual of resistance,” is an attempt to re-hear the absent, but not silent, sounds of the neighborhood’s histories of black social life, to hear and offer the stories that the city has failed to archive, failed to record, and failed to recognize.
Rosanne Cash recited the lyrics to Leonard Cohen’s “Democracy” on January 15, 2017, at the PEN-sponsored “Writers Resist” anti-Trump protest on the steps of the New York Public Library.
It’s coming to America first, the cradle of the best and of the worst. It’s here they got the range and the machinery for change and it’s here they got the spiritual thirst. It’s here the family’s broken and it’s here the lonely say that the heart has got to open in a fundamental way: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.
Naomi Replansky reads and discusses her poem “Ceremony” at the Kelly Writers House in November 2016. Here is more information about the event. Here is a link to the complete video recording of the reading and discussion.
MAGHREBIAN SURREALISM SURREALISM IN THE MAGHREB SURREALIST MAGHREB THE MAGHREBIAN SURREALISTS MAGHREBIAN SURREALITY THE SURREALIST REVOLUTION IN THE MAGHREB SURREALIST MAGHREB PRESS SERVICE SURREALISM IN THE SERVICE OF THE MAGHREB Etc.
— Given an audience of intelligent participants — Into a red chechia without a ponytail place nine ping-pong balls numbered from 1 to 9. — Shake the chechia for the one minute needed to create silence. — Draw a ball