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“Because I believe poetry makes it possible to think impossible thoughts, thoughts that are off the epistemological grid, I believe poetic thinking must seek a horizon of possible language and become writing that is always in a relation of negation with the demand for legibility.” —Simone White

On October 13, 2023, poet and critic Simone White presented some of her poetry, in conjunction with the exhibition Adam Pendleton: To Divide By and in collaboration with WashU's Center for the Literary Arts. Following the reading, White was joined by Meredith Malone, curator, and discussed poetry's radical potential as thought and art as well as the development of a relation between writing, performance, and the contemporary art world.