2022 Denton Black Film Festival

Being and Justice in Black Poetry: A BreakBeat Poetics Conversation

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Stream began January 29, 2021 8:00 PM UTC
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Writer and editor, Maya Marshall will lead a discussion with poets and activists Faylita Hicks and Amanda Johnston, poet and scholar Joy Priest, and poet and translator María Fernanda about the relationship between their identities, their art, and how they practice justice work as they tell their own stories. These artist-thinkers will read poems and reflect on writing in historical movements, and the role of artists in a changing world. Using the tenets of hip-hop, this conversation will tackle the politics of navigating the digital universe, organizing on the ground, and practicing literary craft and activism.