The Poetry Coalition, an alliance of more than 25 independent poetry organizations across the United States, will devote 2022 to exploring the theme “The future lives in our bodies: Poetry & Disability Justice” in a series of programs in fifteen cities that will reach an anticipated audience of more than 300,000 individuals nationwide.

The line “The future lives in our bodies” is from the poem “Femme Futures” by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.

Poetry Coalition members aim to demonstrate how poetry can positively provoke questions in their communities about disability justice and spark increased engagement with this urgent topic. 

Read the full press release.