Rena Priest in the Jack Straw studio

Oblique Sonnets – Rena Priest

Jack Straw writer Rena Priest spoke with curator Kathleen Flenniken about her poetry project Sublime Subliminal, inspired by Jim Simmerman’s “20 Little Poetry Projects.” They discuss the richness of languages, where poems start, and expectations of identity. “In a way, language, using it for poetry or powerful prose that changes a person’s mind or changes a person’s relationship to the world, is like a type of magic.”

Music by The Bird Tribe Orchestra, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.