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2021 mass poetry festival - Shared screen with speaker view
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
35:08
Thank you for this, Carissa
Rasha | they/them
35:29
^^^
Ruby Poltorak on Massachusett land, she, her(s)
35:37
^^^^^^
Ruby Poltorak on Massachusett land, she, her(s)
36:00
and shukran
Volunteer Christopher Reilley
36:01
https://collegefund.org/advocacy/indigenous-activism/
Rasha | they/them
37:03
Yes!
Rasha | they/them
37:46
!!!
Ruby Poltorak on Massachusett land, she, her(s)
39:11
Yessss
Krysten Hill
39:23
Let’s go!
Rasha | they/them
39:27
"The heresy of flag that named us enemy"
carla
39:50
Powerful!
Rasha | they/them
40:57
Whew, I want to see these poems on the page and spend time with them.
Volunteer Christopher Reilley
41:37
It only takes the smallest of blood.
Rasha | they/them
42:16
whoa 'casualty/causality'
Rasha | they/them
42:44
!!!
Lauren Bullock | she/her
43:38
Whew, an image
Andrea Kielpinski Sadler
44:55
never again got us once more to again
Rasha | they/them
45:03
^^
Rasha | they/them
45:41
Ya habib
Rasha | they/them
46:51
mourning/morning
Rasha | they/them
47:07
!!!!
Sandy Sprague
47:23
thank you that was amazing!
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
47:24
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Ruby Poltorak on Massachusett land, she, her(s)
48:17
Shukran
Rasha | they/them
48:40
So much love to your aliveness, George <3
Volunteer Christopher Reilley
49:39
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George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
49:46
YAY SAM
Aishvarya Arora (she/her/hers)
50:56
“Yellow, holding me there ” wow
Kenny Likis
51:57
Or yellow like . . . !!!!!!!!!!!!!
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
52:09
P H E W
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
52:12
This POEM
Aishvarya Arora (she/her/hers)
52:55
Wow that was incredible
Lauren Bullock | she/her
53:01
dayummmmm
Alex Levering Kern (he/him)
53:07
WOW
Aishvarya Arora (she/her/hers)
53:34
Looks looks looks — what you’re doing with that word is amazing, sam!
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
53:58
!!!!!!!!
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
54:15
Seeing an emerging/developing thread among us of what it means to Look
Aishvarya Arora (she/her/hers)
54:24
^^v
Carissa Halston (she/her)
54:29
George, same.
Rasha | they/them
54:32
empire likes to look
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
54:55
^^ Ameen Rasha
Lauren Bullock | she/her
55:00
RIGHT?
Lauren Bullock | she/her
55:29
OOF
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
57:05
We were all perfect once phew
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
57:47
my face a ruin of my father’s face
Jennifer Badot she/her
58:00
every boy his father’s grave
Volunteer Christopher Reilley
58:00
Every boy is his father's grave
Volunteer Christopher Reilley
59:33
Captions are available! Click the “Live Transcript” button at the bottom of your zoom screen.Need assistance? Send a direct message to one of our volunteers.Need help with Zoom or can’t access an event? Call the Festival Helpline: (978) 230-7110Remember to be kind and respectful!
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
59:36
KRYSTENNNN!!!!!
Carissa Halston (she/her)
01:00:31
I love you so much.
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:00:56
fuck them smh
Carissa Halston (she/her)
01:01:02
What George said.
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:01:06
Give me there @s so I can bully them all
Lauren Bullock | she/her
01:01:27
He needed what
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:01:55
“Her life was meant to pay a debt”
Ruby Poltorak on Massachusett land, she, her(s)
01:01:58
I have to leave, unfortunately. Many thanks to the amazing,, courageous, and eloquent poets! and to the tech folks <3
Volunteer Christopher Reilley
01:02:02
"Any poet who explains his poem limits its suggestibility." Wordsworth
Lauren Bullock | she/her
01:02:50
PHEW
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:02:54
AN ENDING
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:03:11
Allah yerhamo
Robbie Gamble
01:03:13
"There has to be something I don't owe anyone!"
Lauren Bullock | she/her
01:04:15
“I’m afraid to heal”
Nicole-Anne Keyton
01:04:31
“I take in sadness like a corpse holds water” <3
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:04:55
!!!!!!!
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:05:00
This is a Capital R Reading
Rasha | they/them
01:05:15
++++^
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:05:34
god bless Naomi
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:05:43
The absolute greatest
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:06:28
“Lossloss”
Volunteer Talia Franks (they/them)
01:07:15
"Is your face ever really resting"
Rasha | they/them
01:08:32
i need a broken heartbeat emoji
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:08:36
^^
Rasha | they/them
01:08:53
Krysten <3
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:08:53
Goodness gracious
Volunteer Christopher Reilley
01:08:58
Wow
Sam Cha
01:08:59
yessssssssss
Kenny Likis
01:09:00
What a voice!!!!!!!!!
Rasha | they/them
01:09:34
My heart for our hurting hearts, for ourselves and for our folks.
Rasha | they/them
01:15:51
I also think of the multisensory multi-dimensions of empire's surveillance, how even empire's voyeurism is an ableism in its focus on one sense pathway as the way of knowing, of consuming.
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:16:02
^^^^^^^^^
Nicole-Anne Keyton
01:17:53
YESSS
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:19:52
love the framework of satirizing the canon wow
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:21:00
This is a beautifully posed question
Carissa Halston (she/her)
01:21:10
The authors of The Empire Writes Back claim that one way writers from colonized communities can reclaim their own image is to repurpose colonists' tools to suit their perspective. I think each of you have accomplished these ends by satirizing revered canonical genres or authors, so how does humor allow you to address topics around race, gender, nationality, and sexuality?
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:22:09
retweet
Carissa Halston (she/her)
01:22:36
Huck Finn messed me up.
Carissa Halston (she/her)
01:25:05
I think society is low-key obsessed with Milton.
Sam Cha
01:25:10
same! and also w/r/t milton
Carissa Halston (she/her)
01:26:43
From one queer Arab to another. This is my gift to you: You’re writing satire. ♥️
Sandy Sprague
01:27:33
Thank you all so much!
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:27:38
THANK YOU to the Mass Poetry folks!
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:27:43
ESP volunteers!
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:27:48
And thank you Carissa
Jennifer Badot she/her
01:27:53
Thank you Sam, Carissa, Krysten, George <3
Meghan Napier
01:27:55
Thank you all! This was incredible! <3
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:28:03
Follow me on twitter/insta: @IntifadaBatataWebsite: gabrahampoet.comBuy Birthright here: bit.ly/georgebirthright
Rebecca Cross
01:28:16
Thank you!
Kenny Likis
01:28:17
Thank you!
George Abraham/ جورج إبراهيم /(they/he)
01:28:18
Love to Krysten & Sam <3 <3 an honor Reading with you
Sam Cha
01:28:21
Thank you! Krysten and George and Carissa and volunteers-- you're amazing!
Sam Cha
01:28:25
www.samcha.infohttps://pankmagazine.com/shop/yellow-book-sam-cha/
Carissa Halston (she/her)
01:28:28
IG and Twitter: @carissahalstonBook: Emergency ExitWebsite: carissahalston.com
Kenny Likis
01:28:32
Sam, good work with the “cloak of invisibility”!
Carissa Halston (she/her)
01:28:44
Sam, Krysten, George, you’re all amazing and I love you.
Randolph Pfaff
01:28:48
Thank you! <3
Nicole-Anne Keyton
01:28:51
Thank you all for such empowering reading!
Krysten Hill
01:28:53
krystenhill.com! I love y’all! Life-giving work! I’m honored to be part of this!
Kenny Likis
01:28:57
Thank you all!
Volunteer Talia Franks (they/them)
01:29:11
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