The Poetics of Place: Reading and Discussion

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

The Poetics of Place: Reading and Discussion

Poet and essayist Alison Hawthorne Deming will read from her work and discuss issues related to landscape and place explored in the exhibition Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape. In the introduction to her work Temporary Homelands: Essays on Nature, Spirit and Place, (1996) Deming says, “I began writing these essays as a way to explore the tension I have felt between my own love and fear of nature, between my admiration for our species and my concern for our future, between the harmony I seek in going into the wilds and the general disharmony with the natural world that our culture has created.”

Deming is the author of numerous other works including Rope (Penguin, 2009); Genius Loci (Penguin, 2005); Writing the Sacred into the Real (Milkweed, 2001); and Science and Other Poems (LSU Press, 1994). She has received many awards for her writing, including a Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, a Pushcart Prize, and two NEA fellowships. Deming earned an MFA from Vermont College in 1983 and currently serves as the director of the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Arizona.


Upcoming Events

Workshop - Seeing Dust: DIY Particle Sensor

Workshop - Seeing Dust: DIY Particle Sensor

Workshop - Seeing Dust: DIY Particle Sensor

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Lecture in Photography: Martha Rosler

Lecture in Photography: Martha Rosler

Lecture in Photography: Martha Rosler

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Symposium - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Symposium - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Symposium - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Museum of Contemporary Photography

This full day event will feature exhibiting artists, activists and scholars who are engaged around the relationship between the expanding petcoke industry and its effect ...

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Lecture in Photography: Joel-Peter Witkin

Lecture in Photography: Joel-Peter Witkin

Lecture in Photography: Joel-Peter Witkin

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Past Events

Workshop and Discussion: Mapping Petroleum Lives

Workshop and Discussion: Mapping Petroleum Lives

Workshop and Discussion: Mapping Petroleum Lives

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Led by exhibiting artist Rozalinda Borcilă, this mapping-from-below workshop uses prompts and facilitated exercises to develop a discussion of the various ways petroleum shapes our ...

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Excursion: Bubbles and Clouds

Excursion: Bubbles and Clouds

Excursion: Bubbles and Clouds

Museum of Contemporary Photography

This field trip begins with a meet up at the MoCP for a briefing session and group viewing of the Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy exhibition ...

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Opening Reception - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Opening Reception - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Opening Reception - Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Rozalinda Borcilӑ Terry Evans Geissler/Sann Brian Holmes Claire Pentecost Steve Rowell David Rueter and Marissa Lee Benedict Victoria Sambunaris Join us for an opening reception for our new exhibition Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy. ...

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