Poetry is Not a Luxury

Minister: Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails  Speakers: Various UUFF Members & Friends

In her 1985 essay Poetry Is Not a Luxury, the poet Audre Lorde wrote: “The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives. It is within this light that we form those ideas by which we pursue our magic and make it realized. This is poetry as illumination, for it is through poetry that we give name to those ideas which are, until the poem, nameless and formless — about to be birthed, but already felt.” Today, we explore social justice poetry as a force for positive transformation as we work to bring a more loving, sustainable world into being.

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