The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets, presents Ama Codjoe as its Poet-in-Residence for 2023. The residency, now in its second year, builds upon the institution’s legacy of engaging forms of abstraction in the visual arts and beyond, as well as its history with poetry events, and continues the Guggenheim’s commitment to amplifying diverse voices and perspectives within its programming. In her new role, Codjoe will structure a series of happenings, readings, and interventions around the theme I Feel Therefore I Can Be Free, a quote from Audre Lorde’s 1977 essay “Poetry Is Not a Luxury” that explores how sensuality, caesura, and care are integral materials of written, visual, and time-based arts.

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