Conjoined twin slaves and addiction: Poems from 'Gramma'
This isn’t your basic roses are red, violets are blue poetry reading. ‘Gramma’ is an independent poetry press based in Seattle that hosts the Gramma reading series.
A four-part series that focuses on "presenting accessible and interdisciplinary events, featuring writers and artists of all disciplines."
This talk is Part 2 of that series. It features poets who present the themes of connectivity and separation in various forms.
Topics included: addiction, anxiety, the real life story of conjoined twins who were slaves, and the idolizing of "blackness."
The speakers include:
Tyehimba Jess, the author of two books of poetry: Leadbelly and Olio, with Olio winning the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in poetry.
Anastacia-Renee a Seattle Civic Poet and former poet-in-residence at Richard Hugo House.
Kaveh Akbar, founder of Divedapper, and author of the critically acclaimed collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf.
The event took place on October 6 at the Erickson Theater.
Please note: this talk contains unedited language of an adult nature.
The Stranger’s Kim Selling introduced the event.
Listen to the full versions below: