the Rain of Poems

Just days from the event itself, I had the privilege to attend a briefing on the upcoming Casagrande rain of poems that will take place on June tuesday 26th at 9pm at the Southbank centre. The political context of the project, its genesis being a poetic refutation of Pinochet's bombing of La Moneda during the coup in 1973, and Casagrande's remarkable continued engagement only with sites that have had their history scarred by bombing (Berlin, Dubrovnik, Guernica, Warsaw) is a tremendously valid act, and the project in general is extremely well considered, a thoughtful meditation on the power of literature to encapsulate the essence of a place and its historicity, if that is possible at all. I'm very pleased my poetry will be thrown out of the helicopter.