<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Loss has been a constant over the past few weeks. Writer, educator and theatermaker Diane Exavier joins me to talk about personal and collective grief during a pandemic. We talk about how coping in our current moment requires some of the resiliency we’ve built through other experiences of loss, and yet those well-trodden maps still fall short of helping us navigate the present. Diane discusses how she’s processing being a writer right now, especially since she defines poetry as being about the encounter and being obsessed with the truth. Plus we finally get to talk about 90 Day Fiance, the best show on television. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Diane Exavier creates performances, public programs, and games that challenge and invite audiences to participate in an active theater that rejects passive reception. Her work has been presented at The Lark, No Longer Empty, Bushwick Starr, Haiti Cultural Exchange, Westmont College, The Flea Theater, Bowery Poetry Club, West Chicago City Museum, New Urban Arts, and more. Her writing appears in The Atlas Review and The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind, amongst other publications online and in print. Diane lives and works in Brooklyn. You can find her on Twitter where she tweets about basketball, poetics, and grief.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Twitter: <a href= "https://twitter.com/peacheslechat?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor"> @peacheslechat</a></span></p> <p><strong>Literature and Television for the Covid-19 Age</strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler</span></strong></p> <p><a href= "https://makinglearning.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/poetry-is-not-a-luxury-audre-lorde.pdf"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Poetry is Not a Luxury by Audre Lorde </span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLT3YUALJno"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">The Leftovers</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_0zA9a7noA"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">90 Day Fiance</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EUCA0rUZXg"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Dispatches from Elsewhere </span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Supernova Era by Cixin Liu</span></p> <p><a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWqkUFyHkXk"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">My Brilliant Friend</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">by Elena Ferrante</span></p>

Cultura Conscious

Paula Santos

Personal and Collective Grief with Diane Exavier

APR 10, 202063 MIN
Cultura Conscious

Personal and Collective Grief with Diane Exavier

APR 10, 202063 MIN

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Loss has been a constant over the past few weeks. Writer, educator and theatermaker Diane Exavier joins me to talk about personal and collective grief during a pandemic. We talk about how coping in our current moment requires some of the resiliency we’ve built through other experiences of loss, and yet those well-trodden maps still fall short of helping us navigate the present. Diane discusses how she’s processing being a writer right now, especially since she defines poetry as being about the encounter and being obsessed with the truth. Plus we finally get to talk about 90 Day Fiance, the best show on television. 

Diane Exavier creates performances, public programs, and games that challenge and invite audiences to participate in an active theater that rejects passive reception. Her work has been presented at The Lark, No Longer Empty, Bushwick Starr, Haiti Cultural Exchange, Westmont College, The Flea Theater, Bowery Poetry Club, West Chicago City Museum, New Urban Arts, and more. Her writing appears in The Atlas Review and The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind, amongst other publications online and in print. Diane lives and works in Brooklyn. You can find her on Twitter where she tweets about basketball, poetics, and grief.

Twitter: @peacheslechat

Literature and Television for the Covid-19 Age

Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

Poetry is Not a Luxury by Audre Lorde 

The Leftovers 

90 Day Fiance

Dispatches from Elsewhere 

Supernova Era by Cixin Liu

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante