Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lyrical Democracies: Poets Alexis De Veaux and Kathy Engel

Lyrical Democracies: Poets Alexis De Veaux and Kathy Engel read  their work in dialogue.

The poets say: We believe that telling our stories to each other has the power to heal the divisions that separate us from each others’ humanities.

Alexis De Veaux is a poet, playwright, fiction writer,  educator, activist and essayist .  She is associate professor and chair of the Department of Women’s Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Kathy Engel is a poet who has founded, co founded, and directed social justice and human rights organizations including the women’s human rights organization  MADRE.  She is a co-founder of the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, New York where this program was recorded.

Poet Ella Engel-Snow is also heard in this presentation. 

More about Lyrical Democracies here.

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