EVENT DESCRIPTION: 6:00pm, Saturday, 8 November 2014. Center for Marxist Education, 550 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Kim Jensen will lead a seminar on the work of Fanny Howe. Following a formal talk and moderated discussion, Fanny Howe and Kim Jensen will read from their poetry.
TALK TITLE: Fanny Howe: Fictions of Provocation and Resistance.
TALK DESCRIPTION: Kim Jensen will be commenting on the fictional work of author, poet, and essayist Fanny Howe, focusing particularly on Howe’s last novel Indivisible. Jensen will invite us to consider the ways that Howe’s structural and thematic interventions pry apart rigid notions of form, subvert the hegemony of the ego, and make important contributions to a vital culture of resistance.
Fanny Howe is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and prose, including Come and See, The Lyrics, and The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation. She received the 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement. She lives in Massachusetts.
Kim Jensen is writer, educator, and political activist who has lived in France, California, and the Middle East. She and her husband Palestinian painter Zahi Khamis have been involved in human rights and social justice movements for many years.