Therí Pickens, Politics and Poetics of Breath: The Poetry of Suheir Hammad

Therí PickensA Talk by Therí Pickens, Associate Professor of English, Bates College

Suheir Hammad, spoken word poet & actress, builds upon the poetic traditions of Black feminist poetry and hip-hop to articulate a vision for Palestinian identity. She mobilizes the specificity and mechanics of breath to analyze and mark existence. What does it mean when you breathe in a world that won’t let you be?

Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:00pm | Hollander 241 Center

Sponsored by Arabic Studies, Lecture Committee, Comparative Literature, Romance Languages, Africana, English and Davis Center