Wednesday, October 17th | Langston Hughes House
Poets from the anthology, Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism will come together for a special reading at the historic Langston Hughes House. Readings by Lauren K. Alleyne, Judith Baumel, Jericho Brown, Ellen Hagan, and Jacqueline Jones LaMon. A special workshop to be held before the reading. Hosted by Ellen Hagan and the i,too collective. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the workshop.
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism is a collection with a feminist ethos that cuts across race, gender identity, and sexuality. Editors Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan have drawn on their profound knowledge of the poetry scene to put together an extraordinary list of poets taking a feminist stance against the new authority. What began as an informal collaboration of like-minded poets—to be released as a handbound chapbook—has grown into something far more substantial and ambitious: a fully fledged anthology of women’s resistance, with a portion of proceeds supporting Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Representing the complexity and diversity of contemporary womanhood and bolstering the fight against racism, sexism, and violence, this collection unites powerful new writers, performers, and activists with established poets. Contributors include Denice Frohman, Elizabeth Acevedo, Sandra Beasley, Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne, Danielle Chapman, Tyehimba Jess, Kimberly Johnson, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Maureen N. McLane, Joyce Peseroff, Mary Ruefle, Trish Salah, Patricia Smith, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker.
I, Too Arts Collective is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing voices from underrepresented communities in the creative arts.
#LangstonsLegacy Campaign In July 2016, the i, too arts collective launched a campaign to lease the Harlem brownstone where Langston Hughes lived and created during the last twenty years of his life. Our hope is to preserve Langston’s legacy and build on it by providing programming for emerging writers. We signed the lease in October 2016 and will run our programs out of the brownstone which is located at 20 East 127th Street.