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Friday, June 16 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Another World is Possible: Poetry as Speculative Activism

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In the introduction to the anthology Octavia’s Brood, Walidah Imarisha writes: “Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism, we are engaging in speculative fiction.” In this workshop, we will explore the connections between imagining and organizing, engage in writing activities designed to help us envision freedom, and examine poems that leverage the power of lyricism to point us toward the world(s) we are building.

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Franny Choi

Franny Choi is a poet, educator, podcaster, and essayist. She is the author of two poetry collections, Soft Science (Alice James Books) and Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing). She co-hosts the podcast VS alongside fellow poet Danez Smith and founded the Brew & Forge... Read More →
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Danez Smith

Dark Noise Collective
Danez Smith is the author of Don't Call Us Dead (2017), [insert] Boy (2014), winner of the Lambda Literary Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the chapbook hands on ya knees (Penmanship Books, 2013). Smith is the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, The National... Read More →

Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 123
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