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This Wednesday (8/12) at 3 pm PT, Paul Tran will lead their SECOND Workshop Wednesday of the summer! Paul was also a judge of our 2020 Classic Slam – we can’t get enough of them!
And for good reason.
Why Paul Tran Is A Legend: Workshop Wednesdays
They are a recipient of a Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship, and their work has been featured in the New Yorker, Poetry Foundation, and The Offing. Their poem, The Cave, has been a guiding light throughout quarantine.
Someone standing at the mouth had
the idea to enter. To go further
than light or language could
- As they followed
the idea, light and language followed
like two wolves—panting, hearing themselves
panting. A shapeless scent
in the damp air …
Keep going, the idea said.
Someone kept going. Deeper and deeper, they saw
others had been there. Others had left
objects that couldn’t have found their way
there alone. Ocher-stained shells. Bird bones. Grounded
hematite. On the walls,
as if stepping into history, someone saw
their purpose: cows. Bulls. Bison. Deer. Horses—
some pregnant, some slaughtered.
life seemed wild and alive, moving
when someone moved, casting their shadows
on the shadows stretching
in every direction. Keep going,
the idea said again. Go …
Someone continued. They followed the idea so far inside that
outside was another idea.
To learn from the legend, join us at 3 pm PT on Wednesday – free and open to all ages!