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'POESY': Works by Marie Yuen at Elastic Arts

Sat, Mar 11

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'POESY': Works by Marie Yuen at Elastic Arts

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Mar 11, 8:00 PM

Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave #208, Chicago, IL 60647, USA

About this event

Poesy = Noun; pronunication: po-e-sy From the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary def. a) a poem or body of poems; b) poetry; c) artificial or sentimentalized poetic writing; 1. poetic inspiration; 2. writing that uses rhythm, vivid language and often rhyme to provoke an emotional response

WORDS, SHAMISEN, BASS, CELLO and WOODWINDS

What happens when two pieces by longtime Chicago writer Marie Yuen (originally written in the 1980's) are set against the improvisational music of the great Tatsu Aoki on Shamisen and Bass; Jamie Kempkers on Cello and Mai Sugimoto on Woodwinds?

Join us at the eclectic but minimalistic Elastic Arts Foundation venue on March 11, 2023 in Chicago to find out!

Marie Yuen says that Poesy is a takeoff of poems and pictures. Her poems are an encapsulation of one poem and one emotion. She says that when she writes, she captures one emotion at a time.

Her "Infiniti," just a short four-line piece, is "another way of saying that you can't judge a person by just what you see, because underneath there are so many possibilities that you can't even begin to explain it," says Yuen. "It's very simple in that the potential is there, and you need to look past the surface of things."

"The Phantom Ship," originally written by Yuen in the 1980's about clouds, was one page in length at the time. Not satisfied with it, years later in 2016, it was reworked by Yuen over the period of a week. It then became an epic poem ten pages in length. “The Phantom Ship” is a story which is a blend of sci-fi and fantasy at the same time, and it has a lesson in there. Written from the male perspective, the story starts off with a man and his wife (the female protagonist) having an argument. He goes off. He attracts the attention of an entity who is female (the story's antagonist), who keeps trying to get him to want her. He keeps getting away from her. Thirty days later we find out why. Who does he end up with? Join us to find out!

$15 tickets available at the door.

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