NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Workshop
Room: 
H314
Timeslot: 
Session 5: Sunday June 30th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Poetry of Refuge, Flight and Immigration As capital and imperialism generate cruelty, climate change and need, more people are leaving their homes than for generations past. Poetry reflect their struggles, travails, feelings and thoughts. This session, organized for the Radical Poet's Collective, will highlight such poetry. It will primarily be based around relevant poems that members of the audience bring and read in the RPC's random-choice open mike approach. The 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. Organizers: José Rosa and Sam Friedman

Participants

Farid Bitar is a poet/musician/filmmaker. He has read his poetry, performed his music and shown his films in the U.S., Egypt, Palestine, Israel and Iran. Farid’s poetry books are "Footprints in the Mist" and "Treasury of Arabic Love"; his poems are also included in the new...

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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...

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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...

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