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LOVE EMBRACES ME LIKE TERRORISM: Joe Luna’s Reading at Maine’s Gray Dorm + More Good Footage from 1980s Conference

By Harriet Staff

Well, we asked for it. Richard Owens of Damn the Casears (if you have not picked up the recent Crisis Inquiry, we highly recommend it, a bargain for a worthwhile tome) has posted video of seemingly clandestine readings held in Soviet Gray Dorms, “following formally scheduled events” for the National Poetry Foundation’s Poetry & Poetics of the 1980s Conference, which just concluded its maintenant over Orono, Maine (we hear there were night rainbows).

We’re particularly fond of UK poet Joe Luna’s astonishing delivery (as it seems was everyone present) (woah). First line: “Love embraces me like terrorism.” Power rating unfragile +++ up to end. Also available to cast your full senses upon are readings from Cathy Wagner, David Lau, Christopher Rizzo, Brian Ang, Samuel Solomon, and Linda Russo. Thank you, Rich!!

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Posted in Poetry News on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 by Harriet Staff.