ARTS@DRCLAS/ Woodberry Poetry Room: Rain of Poems


Monday, November 5, 2012, 5:00pm to 6:00pm


Woodberry Poetry Room. Lamont Library, Room 330.

A conversation and film presentation by José Joaquín Prieto.

On the eve of the Presidential election, we invite you to consider the creative relationships between political activism, historical awareness, and poetry, through this dynamic seminar and video presentation by José Joaquín Prieto, co-founder of the Chilean artistic collective Casagrande. Prieto will discuss "Rain of Poems," a performance that Casagrande has brought to six cities that have experienced aerial bombing (including Berlin, Dubrovnik, Guernica, Santiago de Chile, Warsaw and, most recently, London), involving the dropping of over 100,000 poems from helicopters and planes in a gesture of peace and remembrance. A Q&A and brainstorming session regarding future projects will follow.

This event is organized by the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University.

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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Woodberry Poetry Room. Lamont Library, Room 330.
Country: Chile
Region: ARTS Southern Cone
Event Location: DRCLAS Cambridge