Are you looking for a way to expand and intensify revolts in the future? Are you interested in overthrowing the state, racism and capitalism? If so, then the Poetry Collective in Philadelphia, PA is the perfect place for you! This inspiring collection offers a toolbox for all those who are actively seeking to make a difference. The Poetry Collective is home to many talented writers and poets. You can find works from Cleaver Magazine, The Night Heron Barks, Ran Off With the Star Bassoon, Philadelphia Stories and soon in The Shoutflower. The theme of the entire collection is the brilliant and unbearable reality itself, a translation of the Greek enargeia.
The Collective also hosts events featuring local poets and writers. Recently, they hosted an event with Afro-Surrealist writer Elwin Cotman to read his new collection of poetry, The Wizard's Homecoming. This book includes a debate with the author. The Collective also hosted a conversation event with local poet Kirwyn Sutherland and George Elliott Clarke.
They read their recent works and discussed their shared Afro-Caribbean past and the full spectrum of differences in their black identities. The Poetry Collective also offers workshops on care as a necessary practice rooted in oneself, in the community and in the world in the collective process of decolonization, empowerment and liberation. Finally, they host events to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the New York Commune, a radically new social order forged in the ashes of capitalist collapse. So if you're looking for an inspiring collection of poetry and events that will help you make a difference, then look no further than the Poetry Collective in Philadelphia, PA!.