Come prepared to ignite your imagination at our very first Surrealist Salon! Through discussion and play, we’ll accessthe unconscious parts of us that, among other things, build the dream landscapes we visit in our sleep so that we can bring those images into the light of our writing—and our lives. We’ll explore games of collaboration, chance, and automatic writing developed by members of the Surrealist Movement. Discussion will include the history of Renga and other classical poetry games, as well as the development of poems like Yeats’s "The Second Coming." We’ll explore games like Exquisite Corpse, Tennis, Question & Answer, and Poems by Numbers and witness how automatic writing and accessing your dreams can generate new ideas and poems.
Justin Evans is a poet and electrician and a few other adjacent things. He’s served as co-editor of Vanilla Sex Magazine and poetry editor of QU. His poetry has appeared in Gutslut Press, Blood Orange Review, Defunct, and elsewhere. His writing credits for the stage include A Tonguey Kiss for Samuel Davidson, Satan v. Laundry, and Ubu Roi: A Reading with Rage Games and Weepery. He holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte.
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