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Poetry of Connection


Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 12PM - 1PM

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Join lone some participant Leena Joshi, along with Imani Elizabeth Jackson and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, for an hour of poetry reading and conversation around themes of loneliness, isolation, and connection in today's world.

ABOUT lone some

Featured on 25 independent public sites around the Bay Area, including Montalvo’s public park and the entry foyer of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, lone some includes works by six artists responding to social isolation and loneliness in the ever-changing landscape of our urban areas, in this significant moment of COVID-19, shelter-in-place, and civic unrest. For more information, visit: montalvoarts.org/lonesome.

LEENA JOSHI

Leena Joshi's (they/them) work explores the lateral roots of affect, gender, sexuality, and labor through interdisciplinary configurations–including text, video, performance, and objects. Their current projects consider materiality and desire within the digital as protective/productive measures for minoritarian people. Leena’s written works and poetry can be found in The Felt, SFMOMA's Open Space, Monday: the Jacob Lawrence Gallery Journal, Tagvverk, La Norda Specialo, Poor Claudia, and bluestockings magazine, among others. They earned a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from University of Washington, Seattle and a Master of Fine Arts in Art Practice from University of California, Berkeley.

IMANI ELIZABETH JACKSON

Imani Elizabeth Jackson (she/they) is a poet making use of text, performance, and food. Her writings appear in Flag + VoidHOLDTriple CanopyApogee, and elsewhere, and she has been an artist-in-residence at F4F, Antenna/Paper Machine (with S*an D. Henry-Smith), and ACRE. Imani is also a member of the Poetry Project's editorial collective and co-organizes the Chicago Art Book Fair. She is currently an MFA candidate in Literary Arts at Brown.

TATIANA LUBOVISKI-ACOSTA

Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta (they/them) is an artist, birthworker, cook, poet, & food and reproductive justice activist. They are the author of The Easy Body, a book-length poem that grew out of their research on the role of reproductive labor in Latin American revolutionary movements, their own matrilineal history, & their experiences navigating reproductive healthcare in the United States as a queer person of color. Tatiana grew up in what is now called Mexico and in Hahamongna, Tongva land; they now live in Yelamu Ohlone territory, in a rent controlled apartment a few blocks away from where their mother entered this realm.





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