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Picturing Freedom Dreams: Mathias Svalina of the Dream Delivery Service

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Embark on a journey of literary enchantment as we present an extraordinary poetry reading event on April 24, 2024, 7pm featuring the renowned writer Mathias Svalina of the Dream Delivery Service, alongside the talented voices of San Jose State University (SJSU) student poets. Prepare to be captivated by the evocative verses of Mathias Svalina, whose Dream Delivery Service transports audiences to the surreal realms percolating just beneath the surface of our daily lives. Complementing Svalina’s visionary work, SJSU’s emerging poets will share their own compelling reflections and perspectives on freedom, hope, and the future. Join us as dreams and reality weave together for an unforgettable evening celebrating the power of poetry to illuminate our shared human experience.

Mathias Svalina is a writer & artist. His primary current project is the Dream Delivery Service, a nomadic literary arts project of permeable dreaming, delivering daily dreams to subscribers for a month at a time. The Dream Delivery Service developed a dream-audiotour of the city of Denver with the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, & has worked with the Poetry Foundation, the University of Arizona Poetry Center, Austin Modern, Tucson MOCA, among others. He is the author of seven books of mostly poetry, most recently The Depression (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2020), a collaboration with the photographer Jon Pack of photographs & fables that explores life with chronic depression, & America at Play (Trident Press, 2020), a collection of instructions for absurdist children’s games. He is currently at work on a surrealist cookbook, with the photographer Jon Pack.


April 24
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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(408) 924-8501
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