Antipodes: A Poetry Reading with Yvette Christiansë and Rosalind Morris

Do, 07 March 24 | 6:00 p.m.

07. Mar

Reading followed by a discussion. Event in English

Award-winning poets and writers, Yvette Christiansë (“Castaway”, “Imprendehora”, “Unconfessed”), and Rosalind Morris (“The Deep”, “Current”), read from new and published works. Both writers move deftly between their research in archives and far-flung worlds linked by colonialism, especially in southern Africa, and their personal experiences, while meditating on the unspoken and the unseen. Bridging the intimate and the world-historical in forms that range from the lyric to the verse epic, their work, which includes collaborations on two operas, gives form to the haunted present with urgency and careful beauty.

Venue: Museum foyer, Admission is free

Reading "Antipodes" ©William Kentridge: "Zeno Fence Cursive" Courtesy by the Artist.
Reading "Antipodes" at Museum Lüneburg
A portrait photo (Head and shoulders) of south African poet Yvette Christiansë, wearing a yellow dress shirt and glasses with a red brim ©Photography by Asiya
Yvette Christiansë, Claire Tow Professor of Africana Studies, Barnard College, New York
A photograph of LIAS Senior Fellow Rosalind Morris standing infant of a building with tiles, wearing a striped leger shirt and holding glasses in one hand ©Julia Knop
LIAS Senior Fellow Rosalind C. Morris, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York

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