Enpipe Line Reading at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St., 5/8, 7pm
Tuesday, May 8th @ 7PM – Free
Reading: “The Enpipe Line”
With Emily Brandt, Alex Cuff, Michael Leong, Jonathan Skinner, and Esther K. Smith
“The Enpipe Line” goes dream vs. dream with Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines. If built, these 1,170 kilometer pipelines will carry tar sands oil and its poisonous by-products across Canada, threatening 700 rivers and streams along the way, and the fragile coastal ecosystem at its destination. Originally conceived as a 1,170 kilometer-long line of poetry to match the length of the proposed pipelines, “The Enpipe Line” has grown to over 70,000 kilometers. This book, like the pipeline it opposes, outlines a dream. Unlike Enbridge’s proposal, The Enpipe Line represents the shared desire of living community: that the proposed Enbridge pipelines project never sees the light of day.
172 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002
My poem from The Enpipe Line (Creekstone Press, 2012) draws on language found in Volume 1 of the regulatory application that the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project submitted to the National Energy Board in May 2010. I’ve begun to extend the project and manipulate found text from subsequent volumes–there are eight in all. I’ve also begun to create collages that appropriate maps and graphs as well as text from the regulatory application. Below is one of the collages based on Volume 1. I’ll be showing more of them on PowerPoint slides during the reading.