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Palm: All Awake in the Darkness
  • Presented By: American Writers Museum
  • Location: American Writers Museum
  • Address: 180 N. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor, 2nd floor , Chicago, IL 60601
  • Dates: May 16, 2017 - October 6, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Palm: All Awake in the Darkness is a newly commissioned immersive installation by artist duo Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris (Sayler / Morris) in collaboration with Ian Boyden. Palm is inspired by the life and work of the American poet W.S. Merwin, and meditates on Merwin’s capacity to invoke in his readers a sense of the wakefulness of the world. Merwin is not only a celebrated poet, having won nearly every major poetry award, including the appointment of poet laureate, he is also a visionary gardener and environmentalist. Over 30 years ago, Merwin embraced a piece of certified wasteland in Hawaii, and, along with his wife Paula, tree-by-tree grew one of the most abundant and species-rich palm gardens in the world—a garden that aspires to be a forest, as Merwin has put it. The installation includes live palms, a sound design that includes the poetry by Merwin and other poets, and a new video work from Sayler / Morris. Palm is made possible by support from The Poetry Foundation and additional support from The Merwin Conservancy.

Palm: All Awake in the Darkness
  • Location: American Writers Museum
  • Address: 180 N. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor
  • May 16, 2017 - October 6, 2017
  • American Writers Museum
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday