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Town Hall on the Election with Patricia Spears Jones, Joey De Jesus, and Bryan Thao Worra
Oct 15, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Can poetics engage politics? Join three poet-activists in discussing electoral politics, civil unrest, and the intersection of poetry and politics. Watch the full program and find PSAs from each poet below.
Patricia Spears Jones, founder of the American Poets Congress, Joey De Jesus, poet and candidate for NY Assembly District 38, and Bryan Thao Worra, the Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate, discuss issues that matter to them in the upcoming election and question the role of the poet and poetry in civic duty.
PSA from Patricia Spears Jones:
Patricia Spears Jones, poet, editor, and founder of the American Poets Congress, gives a PSA on the election and encourages us to check out these timely projects: Writers Against Trump and What Rough Beast.
PSA from Joey De Jesus:
Joey De Jesus, poet and candidate for NY Assembly District 38, gives a PSA on the election and encourages us to check out these policy initiatives: Housing Justice for All and Public Power. They endorse City Council candidates: cabanforqueens.com, aledaforcouncil.com, sandyforcouncil.com, hu2021.com, and felicia2021.com.
PSA from Bryan Thao Worra:
Bryan Thao Worra, the Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate and president of the international Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, gives a PSA on the election.