Guest of Honor: Elizabeth Alexander
Gatza’s gift to the world is an electronic book containing a menu based on Elizabeth Alexander’s “Chorus of Life: Twenty- One Voices Lead by Victor Frankenstein,” plus the poem itself.
“This project is a conceptual meal served for the thousands of friend I would love to have over to our home on Thanksgiving Day. Since it is unavoidably impossible to even consider doing such a thing in real life, I have designed a menu of foodstuffs that reflect upon the guest of honor as a person, a poet and their poetry. These works directly respond to our surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a conceptual approach, this menu-poem tries to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations.” -Geoffrey Gatza
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