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Poetry on Social & Environmental Justice: A Reading and Discussion with Poets Cynthia Lowen & Hila Ratzabi
February 1, 2014 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM$5
Members of Philadelphia PA IPL plan to attend this event.
Living in period of history where nuclear weapons and climate crisis are part of our mental landscape can be challenging, to say the least. While political activism is essential, the arts, and specifically poetry, play a role in how humans process the extremely complicated and often harrowing world we live in today. Offering a means for the imagination to manage and mitigate these difficult topics, poetry can serve as a voice of justice and hope. Poets Cynthia Lowen and Hila Ratzabi will read poems and lead a discussion on this topic. Lowen’s debut book of poetry, The Cloud That Contained The Lightning, addresses nuclear weaponry, and Ratzabi’s work-in-progress is a book of poems that responds to climate change. We look forward to an engaging discussion on the intersection of poetry and social and environmental justice.