Poets spend hours scrutinizing words on the page. In April and May 2021, SAND’s three-part virtual event series “Poetic Vision” will turn our gaze outward through a poem’s lens. How do poets view visual art, science, and film? How can we creatively channel other media in a text that speaks for itself?
The concluding reading of the series, a collaboration between SAND and Sing Lit Station, will intermingle poetic visions. Participants from both the Poetry As__A Lens workshop and April’s annual Singapore Poetry Writing Month (SingPoWriMo) will perform original work that expands poetry’s borders, generated using the prompts from the opening webinar “Poems Meet Visual Art, Science, and Film.”
About the Co-Hosts:
‣ Based in Berlin, SAND is a nonprofit literary journal published twice a year by a team from the city’s international community. Featuring work by writers, translators, and artists from around the world, SAND seeks out fresh and underrepresented perspectives.
‣ Members of the SingPoWriMo online community have written more than 20,000 poems in response to diverse prompts over the past eight Aprils. Sing Lit Station has also staged poetry readings on trains, buses and ferries; painted invisible poems on Singaporean sidewalks that appear in the rain; and organised the first Manuscript Bootcamp in Southeast Asia. It also administers the Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry and stages the only performance poetry / professional wrestling hybrid performance in the world, Sing Lit Body Slam. As a physical space, Sing Lit Station hosts a writing residency, masterclasses, and monthly peer-run writing groups consisting of practicing and aspiring writers, migrant workers, queer folk and more, and more facilitated communities such as Writing The City.
‣ Date: Sunday 23 May 2021
‣ Time: starting at 2pm Berlin / 8pm Singapore / 1pm Dublin (1pm UTC)
‣ Length: 1 hour
‣ Platform: YouTube Live on SAND‘s channel
‣ Voluntary donations to support Sing Lit Station & SAND are welcome