Flying Words Project Residency: Peter Cook & Kenny Lerner Timelines: Just Buffalo History (1980s)


Where: St. Mary’s School for the Deaf
When: December 4-7, 1989

“Deaf poet Peter Cook and voice Kenny Lerner are becoming recognized as pioneers in the relatively new art form of deaf poetry. They will be in residence for four days at St. Mary’s to work with young students, many of whom may believe that poetry is only for the hearing. Through the use of American Sign Language, body language, mime and performance techniques, these two artists will encourage the students to find expression in poetic form.”