RIT Gannett Lecture Series Presents Poetry in Motion: The Flying Words Project, Feb. 2

The event is free and open to the public




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An acclaimed American Sign Language poet and his hearing collaborator will perform experimental visual poetry at Rochester Institute of Technology as part of the Caroline Werner Gannett Project “Visionaries in Motion.”

Peter Cook, a deaf performing artist, and Kenny Lerner, a history professor at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, will present “Poetry in Motion: The Flying Words Project” at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, in Webb Auditorium in the James E. Booth Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Cook incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting and movement into his performances. He has appeared on Public Broadcasting Service’s Live from Off Center’s Words on Mouth and The United States of Poetry. Lerner has been the co-creator and the “voice” of Flying Words since they began collaborating in 1984.

For more information, visit the Caroline Werner Gannett Series Web site at www.rit.edu/~cwg.