Focusing on a myriad of social justice issues we will explore the poets responsibility in the current political climate. We will read and discuss poems by contemporary writers focusing on issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, patriarchy, and capitalism. Afterwhich we will use the shared poems as writing prompts to inspire our own radical voice.
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Andrea Gibson has proven to be one of the most quotable and in uential poets of our time and has made a career at the forefront of the spoken-word movement. Gibson was the rst winner of
the Women’s World Poetry Slam and has headlined prestigious performance venues all over the country and abroad. In their newest book, Take Me With You, Gibson explores themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, family, and forgiveness with stunning imagery and a erce willingness to delve into the exploration of what it means to heal and to be different in this strange age.
Sponsored by Trans@Yale, Voke Spoken Word, the FAS Dean’s Office, James Mandelbaum & Steven Byrnes Resource Fund for LGBT Studies, Poynter Fellowship for Journalism, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, the Office of LGBTQ Resources, Women Faculty Forum, OutLaws, the Department of English, and the LGBTQ Affinity Group.