“When my teacher saw it, he saw (this is the story I have overwritten on top of him, anyway) the intellectual limitations of a little black girl. And I wanted, still want, to be able to go back to and explain that even if I couldn’t make the thing work, I had a vision.”–Aisha Sabatini Sloan reviewing Renee Gladman’s Calamities
“I still think that speaking up is itself a vital and powerful act.”–Artist Zoe Leonard on her I Want a President which is currently on display at the High Line in New York City
“A new report released by the Rockefeller Foundation and and the Global Strategy Group found that the media could be having an impact on the way we perceive women in leadership.”
Come say HI to us at NYC Poetry Fest on Govenors Island!
On Saturday 7/30, three amazing poets will be reading as part of the Weird Sister showcase at the New York City Poetry Festival.
Where: The Algonquin Stage
Featuring readings by:
Hosted by Marisa Crawford and Cathy de la Cruz
More info here.
Can’t wait to see you! <3 <3 <3
Marisa and I chatted about WEIRD SISTER over at the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog:
JT: What is a “weird sister”? How does one identify as or become a weird sister?
Marisa: I don’t think of a weird sister as a set or limited identity so much as a name that has a lot of literary, glittery, magic, strange, dark, dazzling and otherworldly connotations. A weird sister can be a witch, it can be a feminist, it can be someone who feels a little out of place or a little extra-awesome in her family or her community or the world…
Check out the full interview here…