Poets Forum: Poetry and Poems in Support of Black Lives (Conversation + Q&A)

Academy Chancellors Kwame Dawes and Terrance Hayes continue their long-standing commitment to celebrating the value and persistent relevance of art, and especially poetry in our world today. For both poets, the poet’s obligation to record, to leave a record of experiences (ordinary, human and sincere) and of their bodies’ existence in the historical moment is as radical and revolutionary and urgent as any protest poem might be. After the pre-recorded conversation, the poets engage in live Q&A with the Festival audience. Introduction by Tara Jayakar and moderation by Nikay Paredes.