Ghost Lab Reflections

"Ghost Labs, to me, seem almost like a synonym for the poem, for the page, for the written word. If we think of poetry as something through which the subconscious speaks, then this is maybe what the ghost labs can do- call upon the past, imagine a future, distil all the violent ephemera and hand it back to people as something useful. That word useful feels important to me, that our job maybe is to use the ghost labs as a machine which, at the end, something distilled and useful to the community could emerge- that, after all, is the job of poetry too, to take the head and the heart,  take the history and the histrionics and distil it down, shape it, and hand it back to the people."