The Poem and Social Space

Friday, 11/14
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm

The poem can mobilize us in a social space, the poet Myung Mi Kim tells us. Taking that cue, how do we consciously use poetry to that end? How do we embed writing into the social justice process, and have it enter new spaces?
Presenters will begin with a discussion of their work combining writing and social justice, followed by breakout workshops led by each writer, concluding with a reading from each group. Each presenter has experience teaching and discussing poetry within both traditional literary spaces and outside, from youth programs to prisons.