Poetry has the power to intimately reflect social, political and economic inequities. Lifting the veil to show us what is and what could be, poets take on the role of witness and activist. Poets Carmen Giménez Smith, Felicia Zamora, and Jos Charles discuss poetry as a means of bearing witness to a zeitgeist marred by racism, chauvinism, privilege, inequality and consumer and popular culture.
|Where:||Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)|
|When:||Sat, Mar 14, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm|
|Signing area:||Sales & Signing Area - UA Bookstore, Main Floor (following presentation)|
Jos Charles is author of "feeld," a National Book Award long-listed finalist and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, selected by Fady Joudah and Safe Space. Charles has poetry published with POETRY, Poem-a-Day, PEN, Washington Square Review, Denver Quarterly, Action Yes, The Feminist Wire, and elsehwere....
Carmen Giménez Smith is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow and the author of a memoir and six poetry collections, including "Be Recorder," which was a finalist for the National Book Award and PEN Open Book Award....