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Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro + Eleni Sikelianos: The Personal Equation

Philosophy, astronomy, and history by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, 1824-1898.

The personal equation is an astronomy term describing incongruent values gathered from multiple observers who gaze upon the same star. It states that every observer gathers particular data as they engage with sight, measurement and calculation. In this conversation, Rodríguez Castro and Sikelianos will bring in responses to this idea, and speak of poetry, appearance, and perspective.

Sunday, October 23, 2022
11:00 am


Online via Zoom



Full closed captioning available for all Zoom events.

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Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro

Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro is a Colombian writer and translator. She is the editor of Dream of Europe: selected seminars and interviews: 1984-1992 (Kenning Editions, 2020). She is a former Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The John F. Kennedy Institute of Northamerican Studies (Freie Universität Berlin, 2018) and recipient of the Anne Waldman Fellowship (Naropa University, 2019). Rodríguez Castro lives in Berlin.

Eleni Sikelianos

Born in California on Walt Whitman’s birthday, Eleni Sikelianos is a poet, writer, and "a master of mixing genres." She grew up in earshot of the ocean, in small coastal towns near Santa Barbara, and has since lived in San Francisco, New York, Paris, Athens (Greece), Boulder (Colorado), and Providence. Deeply engaged with ecopoetics, her work takes up urgent concerns of environmental precarity and ancestral lineages. Your Kingdom (Winter 2023) will be her tenth book of poetry, riding alongside two memoir-verse-image-novels.

Eleni Sikelianos with bark mask on Crete, 2019, photo by Laird Hunt.
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