Ed Roberson, Tiffany Higgins, Eli Clare, Lehua M. Taitano at The Poetry Center
Saturday April 17, 6:00 pm Pacific Time
“It is burning. / It is dreaming. / It is waking up.”*—Poetry and Environmental Justice: Ed Roberson, Tiffany Higgins, Eli Clare, Lehua M. Taitano, reading and in conversation; emcee, Steve Dickison
Cosponsored with the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
This remote access event starts promptly at 6:00 pm Pacific Time, and is free and open to the public. We welcome people with disabilities. ***ASL interpretation provided; live captioning on request: contact email@example.com by April 14***
Program supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Academy of American Poets in support of Poetry Coalition programs.
The Poetry Center presents four poets whose works address ideas of justice, global climate crisis, and the effects of colonialism and racial capitalism.
Ed Roberson is author most recently of Asked What Has Changed (Wesleyan) and the forthcoming MPH and Other Road Poems (Verge). He is emeritus professor at Northwestern University.
Tiffany Higgins, 2022 Fulbright scholar to Brazil’s Amazon, writes on Brazil and environment. Besides translating from Portuguese, she is author of And Aeneas Stares into Her Helmet, and The Apparition at Fort Bragg.
White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare has written two books of creative non-fiction, the award-winning Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure (Duke), and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion.
Lehua M. Taitano is a queer CHamoru writer and interdisciplinary artist from Yigu, Guåhan (Guam). Co-founder of Art 25: Art in the Twenty-fifth Century, she’s author of Inside Me an Island and A Bell Made of Stones.
*Linda Hogan, “Map”
Time: April 17, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time