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Session 4: Saturday, June 2nd: 4:00 - 5:50pm
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Radical Poets Collective is a group of poets who are also activists and dissidents across a diverse range of disciplines and issues, from immigration to Israel-Palestine, Syria, climate change, Marxism, the Black Lives movement and more. We will read our poems and also invite audience members to read their own poems, and engage in critical discussion of the works and their social contexts.


Lynne Lopez-Salzedo is a British writer, artist and activist. She has exhibited her art at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the New Museum in New York, and other museums and galleries in London and New York. Her poetry, art criticism and political commentary has been published in Dissident Voice,... Read more
The Town Crier, Raymond Nat Turner, is a NYC poet privileged to have read at the Harriet Tubman Centennial Symposium. He is Artistic Director of the stalwart JazzPoetry Ensemble UpSurge! NYC and has appeared at numerous festivals and venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Panafest in Ghana... Read more
JOANIE HF ZOSIKE’s work appears in Syndic 18—Remembering 9/11: Subliminal Messages, 11/9—The Fall of American Democracy; Subliminal Messages (Azoth Khem Press) Women in American Theatre (TCG), Between Ourselves (Houghton-Mifflin); and Silver Birch’s Ides Anthology. Other work includes Bastille,... Read more
Sam Friedman Phd. is a poet, AIDS researcher, socialist, and lifelong activist. His first book was Teamster Rank and File. Sam has published hundreds of poems in various magazines and journals, four chapbooks (most recently "Grief and Rage: An American Jew’s Poems on Palestine") and a... Read more
As a performance poet Zigi Lowenberg has appeared at music festivals, rallies, clubs, the Left Forum, and universities from NYC to New Orleans to Oakland. Zigi’s acting credits include “The Lysistrata Project,” the “Stein-Toklas Project,” and “John Brown’s Truth.” A member of the National Writers... Read more
Gordon Gilbert is a dramatist and poet who has worked closely with Palestinian poets and musicians. His work focuses on international peace and justice issues