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Threading Body into World: A Poetry Reading
Start Date: 8/12/2017Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 8/12/2017End Time: 8:30 PM

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How can poems clarify and fortify our visions for liberation, our practices of solidarity, and who we are to each other? Join us in exploring the transformative possibilities of queering and mothering strategies in a poetics that emerges from, and affirms, the racialized body. This event will have performances by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, and Raquel Salas Rivera.

This event is hosted by Cynthia Dewi Oka. Oka is a poet and community organizer. A two-time Pushcart Prize Nominee, she is the author of Salvage: Poems (forthcoming in 2017 from Northwestern University Press) and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water (Thread Makes Blanket, 2016). After the 2016 election, she created Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry workshop for immigrant poets in Philadelphia with the support of a Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant. 
Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
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