CLOSE READINGS IN A VIRTUAL SPACE with Christopher Soto: Free Virtual Poetry Workshop
Free Virtual Poetry Workshop
THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 3–4pm (ET) on Zoom
Christopher Soto leads a thinking-and-reading-through of “tercer poema de amor / Third Poem of Love” by Roque Dalton, followed by a short reading of his own work.
This free, participatory event (taking place via Zoom) features Christopher Soto, one of our favorite poets, leading an intimate, virtual group thinking-and-reading-through of “tercer poema de amor / Third Poem of Love” by Roque Dalton. Neither explicitly teaching nor explaining, our special guest poet will serve as your expert tour-guide to explore this featured poem as a group.. Neither explicitly teaching nor explaining, our special guest poet will serve as your expert tour-guide to explore this featured poem as a group.
Whether already well-versed in the “close reading” of poems or having never been quite sure you’ve been “getting it,” CLOSE READINGS IN A VIRTUAL SPACE provides a digital gathering for taking a refreshing deep dive into poetry. Actively participate or simply listen and learn!
The event will last about an hour and conclude with a brief reading of poetry by our special guest poet.
Christopher Soto (b. 1991) is a poet based in Los Angeles, California. His debut poetry collection, Diaries of a Terrorist, was published by Copper Canyon Press. This collection demands the abolition of policing and human caging. In 2022, he was honored with Them’s Now Award in Literature for representing the cutting edge of queer culture.
Toward opening new possibilities for discovery, thought, connection, and joy, The Flow Chart Foundation explores poetry and the interrelationships of various art forms as guided by the legacy of gay American poet John Ashbery, showcasing contemporary artists from a diversity of cultural, ethnic, gender-identified, age, ability, economic, and aesthetic viewpoints.