Poetry & the Body

In March 2018, the Poetry Coalition launched Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body, its second annual programming initiative. For this collaborative effort, each organization in the Poetry Coalition brought its unique mission to the task of presenting programs and projects on the theme of the body. Programs included a range of events and publications that addressed issues including mass incarceration, transphobia, violence against people of color, and health and self-care.

The phrase “Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live” is an excerpt from U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith’s poem "Flores Woman" from her collection Duende, which won the James Laughlin Award in 2006. 

Any and all were invited to program on this theme in March and share their efforts using the hashtags #MyDreamingMyLoving and #PoetryCoalition. Here’s a look at what took place across the country in March. 

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