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.
Simone White is the author of Dear Angel of Death, Of Being Dispersed, Unrest, and House Envy of All the World. Her work has appeared in Frieze, BOMB, Chicago Review and Harper’s, among other places. She teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Brooklyn.
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.