Close Readings in a Virtual Space: with Kazim Ali

07/16/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm EDT

Closely read through a poem together with poet Kazim Ali and others taking part.

Kazim Ali, one of The Flow Chart Foundation's favorite poets, will lead this intimate, virtual group read-through of a poem. Neither teaching nor explaining, Kazim will serve as your expert tour-guide to explore this poem as a group. Whether you are already well-versed in the close reading of poems, or have never been quite sure you've been "getting it," this "close reading in a virtual space" will provide a digital gathering for everyone to take a refreshing deep dive into this single poem.

The event will last about an hour, and will conclude with a brief reading of poetry by our special guest poet.

This is a challenging time for all of us, but poetry offers us a fortifying focus. Talking through a poem together with a group of fellow readers just might provide a bit of the balm we all need. 

NOTE: After registering you will be provided with a link to be able to access the Zoom conference. A link to the poem will be found on The Flow Chart Foundation's PROJECTS & EVENTS: PUBLIC PROGRAMS page at

Contact Information

Jeffrey Lependorf / The Flow Chart Foundation