Poets Claudia Rankine and Hoa Nguyen speak with Rigoberto Gonzalez about the urgent need for poetry as a force for political change.
AAWW TV, Claudia Rankine, Hoa Nguyen, poetry, Rigoberto Gonzalez, video
On AAWW TV, our new YouTube channel, you can relive the magic of live events at our space in Chelsea, check out in-depth interviews with writers, and more. Every Thursday we’ll be sharing a new segment from AAWW TV on The Margins.
Poet Claudia Rankine reads poems from Citizen: An American Lyric, which is a response to America’s racist history, microaggressions and police brutality. She is followed by feminist Eco-poet Hoa Nguyen who shares from Red Juice and As Long As Trees Last, two of her poetry collections. Then, queer Chicano poet and author Rigoberto Gonzalez moderates a Q&A session with Rankine and Nguyen.
Read Lights of Spring, two poems by Hoa Nguyen in the Margins.