On Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 6.30 to 8.30pm, collective reading of selections from Édouard Glissant's Poetics of Relation (1990).
Throughout the summer, we invite you to join us for collective readings in the CRAC Alsace garden.
«The world's poetic force (its energy) , kept alive within us, fastens itself by fleeting, delicate shivers, onto the rambling prescience of poetry in the depths of our being. The active violence in reality distracts us from knowing it. Our obligation to "grasp" violence, and often fight it, estranges us from such live intensity, as it also freezes the shiver and disrupts prescience. But this force never runs dry because it is its own turbulence. Poetry—thus, nonetheless, totality gathering strength—is driven by another poetic dimension that we all divine or babble within ourselves.»*
* Édouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation, trans. Betsy Wing. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2010, p.159.