Excavating the Present with The Poetry Project Archive – Will Edmiston
SATURDAYS at NOON / 10 SESSIONS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 4
We will be using primary sources from The Poetry Project on-site archive as inspiration and moments for departure into our own unique ways and means of composition. We’ll look at what is being transmitted by this archival material as we experience it, in both content and form. What is lost and gained in that transmission will be the imaginative fuel that gives way to the writing and reading of each other’s work. We’ll draw on the rich archival resources housed in the depths of the church basement, such as: early editions of The Poetry Project Newsletter, The World, The Recluse and The Project Papers, affiliated publications such as Dodgems and Telephone, audio from readings, video from Public Access Poetry, and other selected archival material.
Will Edmiston is the volunteer archivist at The Poetry Project. He has an MLS with a certificate in Archives & Manuscripts. His chapbook entitled effie (2011) was published by Three Sad Tigers Press.