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|Kinetic Poetics Project - Night Four|
|Date||Wednesday February 04|
|Time||8:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
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|Porter Dining Hall, UCSC, Santa Cruz|
Porter Dining Hall
All shows free!
The fourth night of the 2009 Kinetic Poetics Project. Tonight is the culmination of a whole season of competition for a few coveted spots on the kinetic poetics slam team. Featuring -
Salt Lines -
Andrea Gibson, Tara Hardy, Sonya Renee, Denise Jolly. This verbal quartet will storm, sing, slam, and sling salt into the eye of all that has ever silenced voices meant to be heard. Their celebration is one of being basic to the earth as salt. Necessary, life allowing, wound stinging, and let’s face it, tasty. A salt line is a ring left on a hat or heart or sleeve inspired by exertion or labor. So, don’t be surprised if they inspire you to work up your own sweat, because these four elemental poets will work stages into assembly lines of release, revolt, and redemption. These women do not provide a clean slate they do however provide a dirty one worn proudly.
In a culture that encourages community through television, social life through computers, talk through cell phones, we see necessity in direct, unmediated, communication. There are no screens between you and the poet. There are no buttons to click. This is the real deal—people gathering together to share their stories. This is the modern incarnation of the oral tradition. In the face of a culture that seeks to turn life into a commodity, this is the sustenance and fostering of our raw, honest humanity.
KPP wishes to make this event accessible to people with disabilities. If you need accomodation, please call SOAR at 459-2934.