B R U N A is pleased to present the third event in the MUTTER COURAGE program, an occasional reading series + conversation space curated by YANARA Friedland.
For this event, Denver-based poet JULIE Carr will read from Real Life: An Installation, her new book, which takes up economic inequality, gendered violence, and losses both personal and national. At this special event she will also interact with video collaborations from Reallifeaninstallation.com, a project which features 36 hypothetical installations actualized in digital space by artists of diverse backgrounds and artistic practices, including Amaranth Borsuk, Edwin Torres, Erin Espelie, K.J. Holmes, Gesel Mason, Amir George, Kelly Sears, and others. This is poetry at the crossroads between the real and the supernatural, the actual and the imaginary. To read excerpts, visit The Elephants.
ABOUT JULIE CARR
Based in Denver where she lives with TIM Roberts and their three children, JULIE is the author of seven books of poetry and two works of prose including Objects from a Borrowed Confession, Think Tank, RAG, Surface Tension, 100 Notes on Violence, among others. A former dancer, she now collaborates regularly with dance-artist K.J. Holmes. With TIM Roberts she is the co-director of Counterpath, an independent literary press and a bookstore/gallery/performance space/community garden in Denver. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder in the English department and the Intermedia Arts Writing and Performance Ph.D. where she teaches courses in poetry and poetics.
ABOUT MUTTER COURAGE
MUTTER COURAGE is an occasional reading series and conversation space curated by YANARA Friedland, which invites writers at the corner of poetic, embodied, and intersectional practices to share their work with the B R U N A community. MUTTER COURAGE refers to the name of the main character in Berthold Brecht’s eponymous play. A relentless maker in a war-torn world, MUTTER COURAGE inspires this series, which unfolds in expressions of courage in voice.
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