Klara du Plessis is a poet, artist-scholar, and literary curator. Her debut poetry collection, Ekke, won the 2019 Pat Lowther Memorial Award and her critical writing received Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2022 Critic’s Desk Award. She is known for her contributions to long-form and translingual poetics, and writes in and between English and Afrikaans. Welcoming collaborative formations, her narrative poem, Hell Light Flesh, was adapted and produced as a mono-opera film with composer Jimmie LeBlanc, premiered at the International Festival of Films on Art in 2023. Klara develops an ongoing series of experimental and dialogic literary events called Deep Curation, an approach which posits the poetry reading as artform. Her fourth poetry collection Post-Mortem of the Event is forthcoming, Fall 2024.

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Sunday Mar 24 2024 • 9:00 PM Eastern

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Saturday Mar 30 2019 • 1:00 PM Eastern

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Saturday Mar 24 2018 • 1:00 PM Eastern

Factory Lecture Series
Knox Church

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