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Sun, Jul 22 at 3 p.m.

Immoral Art?

Jeanne Proust at Mathew Gallery
Can the aesthetic experience conceivably free itself from any ethical consideration?


Thu, Jul 26 at 7 p.m.

A Dog Named Ego

Michael Prettyman at Strand Bookstore
What is ego? We say, “I have an ego,” which implies there is an “I” separate from the egoic self. We say, “that is just her ego talking,” which implies another her, larger than the ego.


Sat, Jul 28 at 1 p.m.

NYC Poetry Festival | Revolutionary Letters, Confronting the Times

Jessica Rogers at Governors Island
Di-Prima's letters are part chant, part warrior cry, part plea, and part instructional guide. If we read these poems as their titles imply, as letters, who then is being addressed?


Sat, Jul 28 at 3:30 p.m.

NYC Poetry Festival | Sekou Sundiata & Radical Citizenship

Brian Lewis at Governors Island
This Olio will explore the life, work and unique methodologies of civic engagement that were pioneered by Sundiata.


Sun, Jul 29 at 1 p.m.

NYC Poetry Festival | Poetry of Loneliness and Collaboration

Heather O'Neill at Governors Island
In this Olio, we will read a range of collaborative poems—from French Surrealist to the Beat Generation to contemporary poets—to see how writers of the genre maintain their own aesthetic even as they create a unified voice.


Sun, Jul 29 at 3:30 p.m.

NYC Poetry Festival | The Dangerous Pleasure of Art

Geoff Klock at Governors Island
Hot takes are for babies; let’s get a context hundreds of years old for the things that concern us now.


Tue, Jul 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Immersive Listening - Bowie's "Low"

Whitney George at Nowadays
We'll listen and experience the album in-full as a group—discussing what to listen to and focus on beforehand, and an analysis after the listening.


Tue, Aug 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The Poetry in Piledrivers: Pro-wrestling as Art

Ben Abelson at Living Room
This Olio explores pro wrestling as a unique physical storytelling language, and a complex relationship between the audience and the art object itself.


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