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Improbable Places Poetry Tour

October 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

What’s this tour all about? It’s Montserrat College of Art’s way of bringing together student writers, local poets, and enthusiastic listeners to celebrate the power of poetry, place, and community.At each tour stop we choose a new venue and theme, and each selected poetreads one poem.  On the site of the former hedge maze that once existednext to the 59-room Great House, is the work of contemporary artist Alicja Kwade. The ekphrastic themes for this very special tour stop are the steel-and-concrete inspired TunnelTeller, the Gilded Age estate built for plumbing magnate Richard Teller Crane, Jr. in the early 1900s, and the narrative between the two.   Urban Materials, Historic Homes, Tunnels andTubes? That’s right, folks. We are looking for poems about tunnels andtubes! Poems about plumbing! Poems that are built like a maze, or help ustravel back in time. Poems about the interconnected language of art, architecture, and landscape. Gilded Age meets steel and concrete for this next Improbable Places Poetry Tour.   Have a poem that speaks to these themes?  Please submit. Submissions are open until Wednesday, October 16th and can be sent to colleen.michaels@montserrat.edu   I’d love to write a poem for this, but I need to spend time with the Kwade’s installation TunnelTeller and learn more about its inspiration, the Crane Estate.Good news! The generous stewards of Castle Hill have made available a limited number of gate passes and complimentary week-day house tours for poets. Please contact colleen.michaels@montserrat.edu for details and arrangements. All tours are based on the day’s availability.   I don’t write poetry, but I sure am interested in this tour. Can I still attend the event? Sure! The event is free and open to the public. In the event of good weather, feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy on the Bowling Green. If theweather is inclement, the event will be held in the Ballroom of the GreatHouse.   Questions?  Email Colleen Michaels: colleen.michaels@montserrat.edu

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October 20, 2019
4:00 pm