This handout was drafted by the NYC Feminist Poets Collective, for a consciousness-raising event, held at the Poetry Project, on November, 6th, 2014. We invite you to share this widely.
From the event invitation:
We are fed up with the reality of sexual violence, intimidation, and misogyny that continues to exist in our poetry circles. We are speaking out against the dominant culture that silences and undermines voices of dissent. We are questioning harmful power dynamics within the poetry community. We unequivocally demand a more respectful, alert, and conscientious community.