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Sunday, September 22 • 10:45am - 11:20am
OPEN SYSTEMS: A Performance in Flux

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How do we converge when unsettled? Where can we turn to in the midst of ruin and decay? Our panel will be a two-part experimental performance / reading that questions and explores an environment in constant flux, centering oscillations, ephemerality, and duality over oppositions, permanence, and singular ways of being. Through interrogations of memory and legibility, we ask what is revealed in the overlaps and silences within poems and between bodies, voices, and languages, as well as what possibilities can emerge out of (are lost, due to) our inarticulability and drifting, our unsettlement. Our presentation will recognize gestures, gibberish, silences, and remembering—among other forms of speech—as potential ways of communicating and, with the audience, explore what happens inside an environment of continued unsettlement. Together, how do we imagine futures of connection and possibility? In an open system, all agents are culpable in deciding.

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Woogee Bae

Woogee Bae is a poet, editor at Snail Trail Press, and a 2022/23 Critic-at-Large for Poetry Northwest. She received her MFA from the University of Washington Bothell's Creative Writing and Poetics program. Writings can be found in Afternoon Visitor, P-QUEUE, Tagvverk, and elsewhere... Read More →

Zack Brown

Zack Brown lives in Buffalo, New York, where he is a PhD candidate in SUNY Buffalo’s poetics program. His book Receipts is available from LUMA/89plus and he is the co-editor, with Dana Venerable, of P-Queue.

Katelyn Oppegard

Katelyn Oppegard is a graduate of UW Bothell's MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics. She is poet who forgets. And questions. All that is certain is that she lives in a van with her dog. Everything else is flux, including her poetry which circles through ephemeral forms and gnaws in the... Read More →

Sunday September 22, 2019 10:45am - 11:20am PDT
UW2-021 Dance Studio