Join us for an Evening with Luis Rodriguez, Luivette Resto, Michael Warr & Peter J. Harris. Rodriguez, Resto, Warr, & Harris will read and have a conversation as part of the Institute for Inquiry and Poetics. The convening’s theme is Beyond the Obvious and seeks to answer the following question: How does poetry create conditions for radical belonging?
The Institute for Inquiry and Poetics, founded at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, is a thought center designed to create space and time for poets to respond to pressing questions that reside at the intersection of social concern and poetry. Encouraging interdisciplinary modalities and investigative research, the Institute will ask poets a series of questions, and digitally archive their responses on poetry.arizona.edu.
We believe that social, racial, and environmental justice are rooted in language, and that poets are preeminent language makers that can help us reckon with society’s most perplexing questions. We also believe that each person never loses the capacity to learn, grow, and change; and because of this radical capaciousness, we hope to reorient conversations and reframe our future through imaginative language and action.