Tendencies is a series of talks by contemporary poets, writers and makers of art.
Tendencies is inspired by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s book of the same name, and curated by Tim Peterson (Trace).
Tendencies is energetic, awkward, torqued, gangly, lively, exhilarating. You will hear conversations here that happen nowhere else.
Tendencies is inspired by queer issues and queer writers.
Tendencies is an answer to the question “what next” for poetics and for writing today.
Tendencies talks are about WRITING PROCESS.
Tendencies talks are MANIFESTOS that invent new terms.
Tendencies talks address what individual writers actually do when they write that we don’t know about yet, what we actually do when we write that they don’t know about yet, and what I actually do when I write that you don’t know about yet.
Tendencies events put writers into conversation with each other about writing process and reading and pedagogy.
Tendencies gathers new manifestos by major queer writers (and writers concerned with queer issues), with a view toward collecting these in a book project.
Tendencies wants you to join our dialogue, participate, ask questions, give us a rhetorical hard time, give us some linguistic love.
Tendencies is building alternate kinds of kinship in language and discussion.
Tendencies is happening every month at CUNY Graduate Center and is cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, the CUNY Graduate Center Ph. D. Program in English, and the GC Poetics Group.
Tendencies is fierce.
Tendencies is glorious.