National Sawdust+ Talk: Rachel Eliza Griffiths + Chris Jackson
Where: National Sawdust
80 N. 6th St.
646-779-8455 Price: $20 advance, $25 door
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Two bold voices come together for a provocative National Sawdust+ conversation: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, whose brave, sobering, and lyrical work spans poetry, photography, and mixed media, and pioneering editor Chris Jackson, whose category-defying books have re-shaped the literary narrative at large. The intimate talk will span subjects such as beauty and resistance, and transforming politics and conflict into art.
Each is fueled by a passionate, courageous sensibility that has yielded narratives that challenge and move us, reflecting the world in which we live today – Griffiths’s current Poets House photography exhibition (American Stanzas: 2006-2016) that “marries lyrical and visual cartographies in which race, gender, sexuality, imagination, history, and language orbit each other.” The New York Times Magazine has credited Jackson with “building a black literary movement.” Now, at the helm of the newly-revived One World *imprint, he intends to “explore ideas that help to re-imagine our politics, culture, and interior lives, without the filter of dominant culture… captur[ing] the world in its fullness for this moment.”Buy tickets/get more info now