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Through These Realities
We are seeking six poets and six photographers of color. Photographers will create a series of images inspired by new, prompt-guided poetry from poets.
Through These Realities challenges the narratives of mass media that invalidate the experiences of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian & Pacific Islander, and People of Color (POC) through the interactions of poetry and photography.
Poetry stands in opposition to the way by which information is consumed online. Popular media overwhelms, commands excessive interaction (e.g., social media use), and can negatively affect cognitive function and emotional well being. In contrast, poetry can uplift, ... view more »
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For this project, local photographers of color will create a series of images inspired by new, prompt-guided poetry from local poets of color (preference is given to Somerville poets and photographers).
Our project will culminate in a public art installation in Somerville featuring the photography and poetry. The poetry will also be published in Spry Literary Journal