Randall Mann & Fernando Pérez on Poetry & Cultural Healing | City Lights Books
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City Lights Books | 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
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A night of reading and discussion where “Standing as witness” is the over-riding theme. An exploration of the demonization and marginalization of the “other” in the U.S. What do we need to admit to ourselves to move beyond injustice and totalitarian impulses. What memes could be useful to us in spreading a message of inclusion. Poetry is explored as a vehicle to transform culture.
Fernando Pérez celebrates the release of a new book of poetry. In this dynamic debut collection, Fernando Pérez employs lyric and nonce forms to interrogate identity politics and piece together a complex family history. The book embodies fragmentation in form and story, exploring how migration affects relationships between people of different generations. Pérez invites readers on the journey as his family story unfolds over time and distance.