- This event has passed.
Experimental Lecture Series: Alexis Pauline Gumbs
November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Please join The Poetry Project on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 8pm for an interactive Experimental Lecture with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, with guided prompts.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a Queer Black Troublemaker and Black Feminist Love Evangelist and an aspirational cousin to all sentient beings. Her work in this lifetime is to facilitate infinite, unstoppable ancestral love in practice. Her poetic work in response to the needs of her cherished communities has held space for multitudes in mourning and movement. AlexisÕs co-edited volume Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (PM Press, 2016) has shifted the conversation on mothering, parenting and queer transformation. Alexis has transformed the scope of intellectual, creative and oracular writing with her triptych of experimental works published by Duke University Press (Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity in 2016, M Archive: After the End of the World in 2018 and Dub: Finding Ceremony, 2020.) Unlike most academic texts, AlexisÕs work has inspired artists across form to create dance works, installation work, paintings, processionals, divination practices, operas, quilts and more.
The Poetry Project is committed to making our event programming inclusive and accessible for individuals with different experiences, and are continuously working to improve and expand upon accessibility measures. Our online broadcasts feature live transcription and are presented on broadcasts compatible with most screen readers. If you have a question about either of these resources, or an accessibility measure we haven’t described, please contact us at [email protected]
This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.