Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Poetry at the MOCAD


By way of my sister I came across a Detroit Free Press blog posting titled, "You Haven't Lived Here Until... You've been to a poetry reading at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit." I am assuming that by "here" they mean Detroit.
"Poetry as art? Kind of. The museum hosts the 'Woodward Line' poetry series, which showcases local wordsmiths. The next reading, features Hayan Charara, Christina Archer and Nandi Comer, is at 6 p.m. Dec. 17."
I'm not really sure that I get the weird distinction they're making between art and poetry. What, it isn't art unless you can hang it on the wall?

That aside, MOCAD is a very cool place (they even have a cafe now so you can get yourself fed and feast your senses on art all under one roof) and the Woodward Line poetry series sounds very cool. I am not familiar with the work of any of the poets on the Dec. 16 bill, but I have met Nandi Comer and she's a very nice person. That's got to count for something.

1 comment:

Claire said...

I love the MOCAD, I took Liberty there once and she loved it too, although she almost destroyed half the art and I almost destroyed the other half running to stop her from destroying the art. Monkey pic: http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2008/12/this-just-in-fr.html

I loved it because human newborns make the same exact grumpy face.