Consequences of Silence
As poets, we love language—and fight with it. Language (in the mouth, on the page) is one way humans can experience and express the world: not only words on a page, but a bodily feeling as one speaks and hears poetry. These are ways language creates meaning, and helps us define ourselves, and belong. The illusion of belonging is when language fails us; draws us in, but holds us at a distance. True belonging is when language connects us across time, languages, cultures, and emotional divides.
Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Thursday, March 28, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.