Sunday, March 3, 2013

Poets as activists, activists as poets


A celebration, discussion and reading with 

Susan Sherman and Kathy Engel

Wednesday, March 27 (7pm)

at Bluestockings

Sharing personal experience and their own work, these two poet/activists will examine the fulfilling but often problematic relationship of poetry/identity and activism, as well as celebrate the NYC launch of Susan Sherman's new collection of poetry, The Light that Puts an End to Dreams (Wings Press).
For over thirty years, Kathy Engel has been a cultural worker, writer, educator, producer and consultant in the meeting place of imagination and social justice/change. Her books include Ruth's Skirts (IKON, 2007) and We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon, co-edited with Kamal Boullata. (Interlink Publishing, 2007). In 2012, she was Featured Poet at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival, and a fellow at the Hedgebrook Women Writers Retreat.
Poet, playwright, co-founder of IKON magazine, Susan Sherman, has published five collections of poetry, and a memoir, America's Child: A Women's Journey through the Radical Sixties (Curbstone, 2007). Intense political poems, intimate love poems and provocative reflections characterize her new collection, the journey of one woman intimately involved with "many of the most important events of our time, including feminism and gay liberation, anti-war activism, and the movements in Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Cuba.
Free admission

172 Allen Street (between Stanton and Rivington Streets), Manhattan

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