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Literary Reading Series: Raoul Fernandes
November 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The SCAC Fall 2020 Literary Series begins with online readings in September.
Raoul’s poems are based in everyday reality, the things we touch and observe, but the poems raise them to a new realm of awareness, of intimacy and empathy. Objects and events are filled with mystery. Thus, a bunch of old walkmans becomes the vehicle that lifts him to “something approaching grace”. Everything, in this world, has a message if we are ready to receive it. In the title poem the delivery of a pizza is transformed into an intimate moment of understanding between strangers. As Raoul has said: “I write a poem to see how things look ‘poemed”; and the world looks a lot better, more alive and human than it did before, even in the midst of Covid.