Our 2018 headliners: Sonia Sanchez · Kaveh Akbar · Duy Doan · Jeffrey Harrison · Dorianne Laux · Erika Meitner · Carl Phillips · Nicole Sealey · Sean Thomas Dougherty · Rhina P. Espaillat

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Saturday, May 5 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
A Furious Din: Poetry of Survival FULL

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Bring your most courageous writing self to this workshop.

“...come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.”
—Lucille Clifton

Today the believers of white nationalism—that racist patriarchal ideology that threatens our country—have been emboldened by Trump and his ilk. More than ever, we need Lucille Clifton’s famous poem and the spirit of survival it embodies. We need even more poems in that spirit by those who are people of color, queer, immigrant, living with disability, and anyone who inhabits an identity detested by white nationalists and supremacists. To that end, this workshop is intended to raise our voices in a time when many would not only silence us, but also wipe us out entirely.

Led by experienced facilitators, the workshop will invite participants to engage with poetry of survival and to respond through an innovative writing prompt.

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Tamiko Beyer

Tamiko Beyer is the author of two poetry collections from Alice James Books, Last Days (forthcoming), We Come Elemental, and two chapbooks. Her work has been published in Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, Georgia Review, Literary Hub, the Rumpus, Hyphen, Dusie, and elsewhere... Read More →

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Duy Doan

Duy Doan is the author of We Play a Game, winner of the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets (Yale University Press 2018). His work has appeared in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Slate, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. A Kundiman fellow, he received an MFA in poetry from Boston University.
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Joseph O. Legaspi

Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of the poetry collections Threshold and Imago, both from CavanKerry Press; and three chapbooks: Postcards (Ghost Bird Press), Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), and Subways (Thrush Press). Recent works have appeared in POETRY, New England Review... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
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