Sep 10 2020
Poetics of Inspiration: From the Streets to the Edges of Clouds

Poetics of Inspiration: From the Streets to the Edges of Clouds

Presented by Sacramento Poetry Center at Online/Virtual Space

Enjoy a free talk by the very talented and knowledgeable Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong. Ms. Kwong will speak about etymology and lateral association–how we can lean into words as they come to mind. The word “fugue” has been under exploration–how does the contrapuntal music of Bach relate to the idea of flight in the word “fugitive”? How do we let the genealogies of words enter our narratives? More broadly, where do we find inspiration?

Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong is a poet, playwright and multidisciplinary artist whose work traverses seen and unseen geographies. She has lived in nine states and two continents, and creates in many languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, ruby, and Javascript. Her work in poetry and fiction has garnered six Pushcart nominations, and has appeared in journals such as the California Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, Columbia Review, Nimrod, and The Pedestal. Her first book of poetry, ravel, was a finalist for prizes by White Pine Press and New Rivers Press.

Admission Info
Dates & Times

2020/09/10 - 2020/09/10

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space