Inspired by 17th Century French Salons - intimate gatherings where people would come together to exchange literary and philosophical ideas under the roof of an educated host - Four Chambers Press will be hosting a night of literary conversation, community - and of course, drinking - with ASU Lecturer of English (and newly minted Poet Laureate of Phoenix) Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD.
This month's topic: Inquiry, Agency, and the Poetics of Resistance
Earlier this year, the University of Arizona Press released Poetry of Resistance, a selective selection of the more than 3000 contributions to the facebook page "Poets Responding to SB 070", addressing racial profiling, xenophobia, cultural misunderstanding, violence against refugees, shared identity, and more. So: how can poetry resists power structures within society? What does resistance look like? And how can poetry integrate with other fields, practices and disciplines--social work, anthropology, even academia--to bring disparate groups of people together and give voice to disenfranchised communities?
Meet us in The Reading Room inside The Rose Room at Valley Bar (Basement, 130 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004). Valley Bar is located on Monroe St down the alley between Central and 1st Ave. Parking is available in several public garages around the area and at meters down First Ave. Valley Bar is also a two-minute walk from the light rail via the Central Ave and Van Buren stop. We also recommend a bicycle. As space is limited, we recommend arriving early to secure your seat.
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions for future topics. Hope to see you there!