If you missed CAConrad’s live performance…
CACONRAD sat down with Tony Brewer of the Writer’s Guild of Bloomington for a fascinating conversation and a dynamic reading of some of their poems.
CAConrad is an award winning poet, the self-described “son of white trash asphyxiation.” The Book of Conrad follows the celebrated writer/performance artist as the poet confronts a violent past and the suspicious death of a boyfriend, Earth. The film attempts to unravel the mystery of Earth’s death, while Conrad wrestles with inner demons. Influenced by Eileen Myles, Audre Lorde, Alice Notley, and Emily Dickinson, Conrad writes poems in which stark images of sex, violence, and defiance build a bridge between fable and confession.
CAConrad is the author of several books of poetry, including The Book of Frank, Advanced Elvis Course, A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon, and the newly released ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness.
CAConrad’s reading is funded in part by a Recover Forward grant from the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association and is co-presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington.