The Poetry Project


Let’s Play—Obsidian’s Playground Issue Launch: A Reading and Conversation

Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora has partnered with The Poetry Project to celebrate the launch of Obsidian’s LGBTQIA+ Gender Queer/Genre Queer Playground Special Issue, volume 48.2, guest edited by poet/performer/multi-disciplinary artist Ronaldo V. Wilson. This special issue of Obsidian features work that moves between terror & isolation to joy as possibility, necessity & form. Emerging and established writers & artists seek to make possible different experiences of ourselves and our world through queering form, content & genre. This event will be presented by Obsidian Voices & The Poetry Project, and includes sharings by Sherese Francis, M.C. MoHagani Magnetek, & Charles Rice-González, with a talk moderated by Obsidian’s Guest Editor Ronaldo V. Wilson & Editor Duriel E. Harris. Tag. You’re It. Come play!


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