'The future lives in our bodies': A Disability Justice & Poetry Virtual Roundtable Featuring Meg Day, Naomi Ortiz, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, & Camisha Jones

On the left, alternating white & green text over a black background reads "The Poetry Coalition 2022 Programming. The future lives in our bodies: A Disability Justice & Poetry Virtual Roundtable Discussion. Featuring Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Naomi Ortiz, Meg Day, and moderator Camisha Jones. Tune in Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 6:30-8 pm ET via YouTube Live. ASL & CART provided!" On the right, there are collaged photos of Day, Ortiz, Piepzna-Samarasinha, and Jones.

Join us as we gather virtually for a discussion on disability justice in the literary arts world that will explore what's most at stake, what's most cherished, and ideas on the way forward. Featured poets will include Naomi Ortiz, Meg Day, and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. Camisha Jones will serve as moderator.  Learn more about the featured poets below.

Tune in to the live-streamed roundtable discussion on Split This Rock's YouTube channelYou can turn on a reminder to receive a notification through YouTube when the event is about to start. You can also RSVP for the event on the Facebook Event Page.

Accessibility: ASL interpretation and CART service will be available. To request other accommodations, please send an email to [email protected]. Emails received by May 24 will give us our best opportunity to fulfill requests. After the conversation is live-streamed, a captioned recording will be prepared and available via YouTube.

This program is part of the Poetry Coalition's 2022 themed programming. This year's theme is “The future lives in our bodies: Poetry & Disability Justice." The line “The future lives in our bodies” is from the poem “Femme Futures” by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. Poetry Coalition programming is made possible in part by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation which were secured by the Academy of American Poets. Learn more at Split This Rock’s website