How to Grieve and Dream at the Same Time

This week’s vlog follows me through a day of workshop with the inimitable Bhanu Kapil.  Bhanu Kapil is a conceptual poet who recently worked for 15 years at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Sponsored by the Pulitzer Arts Center, this day long experience for metro area poets was named “How to Grieve While Dreaming.”  Of course, both themes — dreaming, and especially grieving — are particularly resonant after the letter after last month’s racialized gun violence. It seems the whole country is grieving.  In the midst of that grief the dream of a U.S. that denounces toxic white supremacy and violence must be nurtured, however.