Writing Love Poems as a Radical Act
Love isn’t necessarily what it used to be. In the age of daily trauma and pre-apocalypse, how do you practice your love as a radical act? And not aligned with the manipulative rhetoric asking us to hug and compromise with our oppressors, but how does caring for your favorite people and pets and art and things become a way to re-engage with our refusal to leave? In this workshop, we’ll dissect the love as personal and engage with the personal as political. How is your love its own community and how can you write that community’s story?
Inam Kang is a Pakistani-born poet, student, and curator currently living in Cleveland, OH. He is an MS candidate in Medical Physiology at Case Western Reserve University. He is also a co-curator and founder of the POC-centered reading and dialogue series FRUIT in Ann Arbor, MI. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in HEArt, Tinderbox, Winter Tangerine, and other journals and anthologies. He is probably crying in rush hour traffic.