Robin Davidson - LUMINOUS OTHER

Start: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston
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These beautiful, wise and moving poems live in the shadow of history and art. They inscribe a contingent world where, as the sign above the "Main Street Fire Sale" reads, "New losses arrive daily." In the face of such inescapable loss, the speaker of another poem is prompted to ask the question that haunts all human life: "How can I sing when I know / I will die?" And the answer comes back as another question, the only answer there can be: "When I know I will die, how can I keep silent?" Luckily for us, Davidson can't keep silent; she sings.

- Susan Wood