In spring 2021, ARC piloted a new Flash Reading Series featuring two dozen Bay Area community poets. We are thrilled to continue this series this fall, adding a dozen more Bay Area poets to our growing archive, with more to be added in spring. In addition to larger monthly readings (here) this series extends the number of voices we want to hear from, and carry with us, in these changing times. Each poet will give a 3-5 minute reading of one of their poems, related in some way to our new theme, coexistence.
Featured poets include:
Katherine Agard, Caroline Goodwin, Amanda Gunn,
Robert L. Hass, Dana Koster, Randall Mann,
Florencia Milito, Atsuro Riley, Kevin Simmonds,
These short readings will carried on our website and YouTube channel, and shared on social media. ARC will release two per week from late October through the month of November. The word coexistence has a spatial component, and implies the sharing of space or cohabitation within overlapping territories; it also has a temporal dimension, suggesting simultaneous presence with others in the same moment in time. We are interested in work that engages capaciously with issues of mutuality, synchronicity, interdependence, and care – from enlivening exchanges between beings, to the porous line between animate and inanimate, to the challenges of living together on our planet, to the uncanny shivers of coincidence.
(Visit 24 amazing readings from spring 2021 here.)
ARCs Flash Reading Series is part of our Poetry & the Senses initiative, generously funded by Engaging the Senses Foundation.