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Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Irresistible Revolution: A Conversation on Poetry and Community
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Alondra Bobadilla
Alondra Bobadilla
Boston Youth Poet Laureate
Porsha Olayiwola
Porsha Olayiwola
i shimmer sometimes, too

Poet and writer Toni Cade Bambara states “the job of the poet is to make the revolution irresistible.” Join a reading and conversation between Boston poet laureate, Porsha Olayiwola, and Boston’s inaugural youth poet laureate, Alondra Bobadilla, as they weigh in on the role of the modern poet in shaping their communities. Poets will read from their forthcoming manuscripts and discuss the relationship between craft and civic engagement. This conversation will be moderated by poet Janae Johnson. Sponsored by Mass Poetry and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.