(Soma)tic Rituals with CAConrad

Fri, April 21, 2023 7:00 PM - Fri, April 21, 2023 8:30 PM at Salus Center, 408 S. Washington Square, Lansing


Please join us to explore how (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals can help us see the creative viability in everything around us. CAConrad has created writing rituals using the night sky to design homemade star constellations, another ritual to dream with crows, and many others from talking with trees, ghosts, translating Shakespeare's sonnets with crystals, and coping with the destroyed wilderness of our planet.


Former US-Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith wrote in The New York Times, "CAConrad's poems invite the reader to become an agent in a joint act of recovery, to step outside of passivity and propriety and to become susceptible to the illogical and the mysterious."


Seating is limited. Please click here to register.


CAConrad in front of a mirror, image filtered in lavenderCAConrad has worked with the ancient technologies of poetry and ritual since 1975. They are the author of AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration (Wave Books, 2021), which won the 2022 PEN Josephine Miles Award. They also received a 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a Creative Capital grant, a Pew Fellowship, and a Lambda Award. The Book of Frank is now available in 9 languages; their play The Obituary Show was made into a film in 2022 by Augusto Cascales, and they exhibit poems as art objects with recent shows in Spain and Portugal. Please visit them online at https://linktr.ee/CAConrad88