Bodies are enfleshed, but not enclosed. They are open, and radically so: biologically, environmentally, socially, politically, and affectively. To be open means having the capacity for connection and curiosity, and a willingness to receive otherness and difference. At this panel discussion and Q&A, we address what it means to explore open embodiments in terms of poetry and poetic performance.
This conversation is presented by the Somatechnics Research Network, UA Institute for LGBT Studies, UA Center for Critical Studies of the Body, UA Department of Gender and Women's Studies, and the Poetry Center, as part of the "Open Embodiments: Bringing Somatechnics to Tucson" conference.