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Sunday, September 22 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Resisting Futurity: An Equinoctial Workshop

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The Autumnal Equinox (September 23rd) invites response to the changing season: with the coming of darkness, what needs to/ought to be reseeded and perhaps what needs to be revisioned? In this our era dominated by a promise of “progress” (an interminably productive and reproductive, humancentric futurity) that ensures unbearable growth, ecological destruction, and numerous causalities – the seasonal reprise provokes us to collectively slow in the present and rethink futurity. This workshop will create a space to affectively and intellectually assess modes of sustenance in relation to current dominant structures and life systems, resist capitalocene reproduction, queer temporality and imagine other possible futures. We’ll ask: How can (or do) we swerve out of capitalist (re)productive ideologies? What resilience can we (re)invent? What form of sympoetic creativity can we conjure? We’ll read poems together and write through their pulses to collaborate and create something new – to possibly create a little shift in workings or awareness to bring to one’s own equinox ritual.

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Megan Kaminski

Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Megan Kaminski is a poet and essayist. She is the author of two books of poetry, Deep City (Noemi Press, 2015) and Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012), with a third book Gentlewomen forthcoming from Noemi Press (2020). She is an associate professor in the University of Kansas' Graduate... Read More →
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Linda Russo

Linda Russo’s work engages interspecies landscapes/land use and experiential and ideological geographies. She is the author of several books of poems including Participant (Lost Roads Press, 2016) and Meaning to Go to the Origin in Some Way (Shearsman, 2015). To Think of her Writing... Read More →

Sunday September 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am PDT