As a complement to the exhibition Let me consider it from here, poets Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Simone White, and Lynn Xu read from new work written for the occasion. Embodying the concerns of the project in their own ways, their poems offer rich viewpoints on how a private or personal space can open on to larger social and political realities.
Geoffrey G. O'Brien’s latest book is Experience in Groups (Wave, 2018). He is also the author of People on Sunday (Wave, 2013) and the coauthor (with John Ashbery and Timothy Donnelly) of Three Poets (Minus A Press, 2012). O’Brien is a Professor of English at UC Berkeley and also teaches for the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison.
This event also marked the launch of the catalogue for Let me consider it from here, featuring these new poems alongside documentation from the gallery presentation.
Co-presented with Poem Present/Program for Poetry and Poetics at the University of Chicago.