Full Circle

Full Circle – November 5, 2021: Poetry and Revolution

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Listen in this Friday at 7pm to Full Circle on @KPFA to @_DariusSimpson, @AchyObejas @achylandia @guaraguasi & @MimiTempestt @thegoddessmimi explore the power of poetry, and it’s place in revolution. These virtual kitchen conversations were inspired by Audre Lorde’s essay Poetry is not a Luxury.  

We’ll share live recordings from @Litquake Out Loud’s outdoor stage 10/16 Revolution Poeticized which challenges each of us to reimagine what true political transformation looks like through poetry. In Three Voices, Three Worlds, Achy Obejas presents Boomerang/Bumerán, a bilingual collection of lyrical poetry written in mostly gender-free English and Spanish that addresses immigration, displacement, love and activism.

Photo of Achy Obejas, close up headshot, she has short salt & pepper hair, brown eyes, serious expression with a light smile in her eyes, tinted lips, black shirt and a delicate necklace. Headshot of Darius Simpson, with long locs, a big grin, beaded necklaces and a beige shirt. Headshot of Mimi Tempestt with an aqua-colored shirt, dangly earrings, and deep brown lip, looking straight into the camera.

Selfie of shiloh burton with green off the shoulder long sleeve shirt with black dragonfly image, silver necklace & dangly earrings at Olompali State Park in the golden California grass.
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