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Mickey Randleman: Poetry Slams, Writing Poems, Healing Words & How Some of It Can Be a Luxury

Mickey Randleman: Poetry Slams, Writing Poems, Healing Words & How Some of It Can Be a Luxury

SUMMARY/QUESTIONS:

1. I want to dive right in! Tell me when did you discover poetry and that creative realm?

2. What did/does poetry do for you that other realms of creativity maybe don't do or maybe it aligns you with other creative worlds?

3. Poetry can be a very private dialogue between that writer and their own self reflection - why perform poetry as you do in slam?

4. I believe poetry in all of its mediums is a language on its own and as Audre Lorde writes "it is not a luxury" it often wells from darker places within us that are desperate for drink. It is, I think, a language of survival that has the potential to thrive when exposed externally, outside ourselves. It's art.

But talk to us about the role that poetry places in the face of social political and economic oppressions, hierarchies, violences of race, class, gender, sexuality, nation state?

5: What is the bridge between poetry and feminism in your eyes?

6.How can we use poetry as a tool for healing?

7.What doe

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