Hauser & Wirth Publishers presents Conversations in Contemporary Poetics, a monthly reading series and discussion group that explores the diverse ways in which poetry integrates with life, media, and politics.
Organized by writer and curator Jeffrey Grunthaner, Conversations in Contemporary Poetics foregrounds what goes on behind the making of a poem. Rather than simply presenting poems as completed works (books, or finalized texts), the series acts like a studio visit, showcasing aspects of a poet’s creative practice that might otherwise go unnoticed.
The fifth and final installment of the series will feature artist and writer Hannah Black alongside poet Tyrone Williams. They will be reading from works that speak to the imbricated relationship between utopia and dystopia. Following the reading, an audience-led discussion will explore the readers’ respective creative practices.
A collectible program featuring works by the readers, and visual art by Samuel Jablon, will be distributed at the reading.