What Does Darkness Sound Like, What Does Light

Poets Search for Words in our Political Times”

February 13th

7:30 PM

Join us for this free poetry event at the Meeting House located in the Sculpture Park behind the Four Corners Arts Center. This event is free & open to the public.

Poets gather with artists to bring their words and images to bear on our collective anxiety in ways that the hardened cement of political rhetoric no longer can.

Our Collaborators

Dan George entered the Ashland School at age 6 where he pledged allegiance to the flag every day for four years. His civics lessons began at 18 months with an anthem of constitutional ideals sent to him from a battlefield in 1943 by an uncle who feared he wouldn’t live long enough for them ever to meet. Dan has represented the poor and various minorities over time, sometimes during civil unrest and as a public defender, relying on a Bill Of Rights for liberty and justice that keeps “all” in mind. Dan loves what America set out to be and thinks repealing itself is a bad idea.

Karina Lutz is a writer, permaculturist, communitarian, workshop facilitator, and yoga teacher. She worked as a sustainable energy advocate and environmental activist for three decades. Earlier, she received an MSJ from Medill School of Journalism, and worked as an editor, reporter, and magazine publisher. Poetry books include _Post-Catholic Midrashim_ by Finishing Line Press and _Preliminary Visions, forthcoming from Homebound Publications in April 2020.

David Heckman has been a dishwasher; factory worker; house painter; lawyer; legislative counsel; political organizer, advocate and consultant; lobbyist; and policy director. He can’t hold a job, and now finds himself a poet. He is currently engaged in climate crisis, immigrant justice and electoral organizing, and is a member of a Contemplation & Action Circle. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Anthony Russo is freelance illustrator living in Rhode Island. He is seen regularly in magazines and Newspapers. Some of these include: the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Esquire, LA Times, Vanity Fair etc. He has illustrated books for Random House, MacMillan, Picador, Harper &Row, Steerforth Press, St. Martin’s, David R. Godine Publishers Inc., Rowohlt, Franklin Library etc. His illustrations have brought him awards from Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Graphics Annual, Society of Publication Designers, Art Director’s Club, Society of Newspaper Design, Print, AIGA and more. Additionally, he has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and Parsons in New York. He has shown and is in private collections internationally.

Alyn Carlson Webster is an artist, graphic designer, actor and part time chicken rancher living in an old rope factory who believes in setting the table for the muse. Always in search of the line, font, pattern, seed, flavor, musical note to be placed at the right time in the right place.

For more info Please visit: www.FourCornersArts.org or call 401-624-2600

Four Corners Arts Center

3852 Main Road

Tiverton, RI


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