Here on the Front Range we have been howling. At 8pm each night it begins as the sound ripples through the neighborhood. Even amid the late Spring/ early Summer thunderstorms we’re famous for, we hear the howling amid the thunderous roar that the rain brings and shuts us inside.
In the wild, howling brings the pack together, creates cohesion in disunity; “is a passionate verbal outburst” (Audre Lorde). As creatives, we know something of the HOWL as a lonesome diphthong for despair, but also embodied joy. To embrace this dual monism is a subtle signaling of our ecology.
We’d like to use this missive as a kind of howl, to be together in Spirit as we hold an online version of Summer Writing Program, for which we can only do for Naropa students.
We’re calling it Carrier Waves named after the high frequency waves that often accompany input signal, but go largely undetected, and yet carry information, waves that bear a subtle transmission… So while we’re riding this frequency, we invite you to read along with us from these two texts:
For the month of June, we also want to share offerings from our archive — as a kind of input signal — that address the themes for Sanctuary & Apocalypse which is rescheduled for 2020. Follow @kerouacschool on IG–FB–Twitter for the daily offering in the archive series. We’d also love to see and hear from you in the ways you are staying busy this Summer in the freedom of your imagination. Tag us with #NaropaSWP #FortheArchive #KeeptheWorldSafeforPoetry
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