CA Conrad Poetry Reading

"CAConrad's (Soma)tic Poetry as Liquid Crystal Dream Therapy" Reading and Talk

Award-winning poet CAConrad will read from his recent work, including A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics. Conrad's reading and talk will explore (Soma)tic poetry, instructions and recipes that invite the reader-listener into deeply embodied experiences. “The aim of (Soma)tic poetry and poetics is the realization of two things about my work,” writes Conrad. “One: Everything around me has the potential to spur new modes of thought and imaginative output. Two: The most vital ingredient to bringing humane, sustainable changes to our world is creativity. Poetry and other art disciplines are forms of courage.”

CAConrad's latest book is A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books, 2012). He is also the author of several other books, including The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010). He is a 2011 PEW Fellow, a 2012 UCROSS Fellow, and a 2013 BANFF Fellow. Visit him at

Sponsored by the KU Department of English


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