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Poems for the Start of the World (w/FreeQuency)
Although we occupy the same planet, there are many many worlds within and upon our Earth. It can be argued that each of us is a world into our own. Global catastrophes like COVID 19 tend to make people focus on the negative aspects of the world endings forgetting that some worlds should end or should never have existed in the first place.
As Arundati Roy said – this pandemic is a portal. This begs the question, a portal to what? What roles do artists & storytellers play in world building? What worlds can our words help us imagine that were previously named impossible by others’ words? Rooted in the belief that “Words Create Worlds,” this social justice storytelling workshop will ask participants to engage in radical imagination and ideation as we write poems about the world(s) we want to dismantle, organize towards and be.
FreeQuency is the author of the poetry collection On|(Un-) Becoming, forthcoming from Button Poetry in 2024.
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