Poetry Lab /
“William Blake: Songs of Exocence and Inperience”

Date: Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 7–9 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
FREE. RSVP required. Email cabinetrsvp@gmail.com to reserve a spot; you will receive a confirmation if space is available.
Organized by D. Graham Burnett and Jeff Dolven.

Listen to an audio recording of this program, or download here.

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Poetry Lab, an irregular series of events dedicated to reviving dead poets by unorthodox means, returns for an evening with poet, printer, and dissenter William Blake. Our texts are his “Songs of Innocence” and “Songs of Experience”: illuminated books Blake made by “printing in the infernal method, by corrosives, which in Hell are salutary and medicinal, melting apparent surfaces away, and displaying the infinite which was hid.” By the light of our own fires we will unmake and remake the songs in a test of their spiritual situation, and our own. Participants will want a steady hand or eye or both.

For a list of all Poetry Lab events, as well as audio and images from the other installments, see here.

Beer for this event has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.