Poetry & Resistance a writing workshop with Qwo-Li Driskill
Poetry is a tool to tell the truth about our lives and experiences, and in this telling are the seeds for deep social transformation. This workshop will teach participants to use poetry to tell our stories and craft those stories into poems that can contribute to political resistance and social justice.
Qwo-Li Driskill is a (non-citizen) Cherokee Two-Spirit and Queer writer, activist, and performer also of African, Irish, Lenape, Lumbee, and Osage ascent. S/he is the author of Walking with Ghosts: Poems (Salt Publishing, 2005) and the co-editor of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature (University of Arizona, 2011) and Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions is Theory, Politics, and Literature (University of Arizona, 2011). Hir book Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory (University of Arizona 2016) was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in 2017. S/he is the Director of Graduate Studies and the Queer Studies Curriculum Organizer in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.
Presented with the Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative
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