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AWP 2018 Panel: Breaking Fast with Words

  • Room 5 & 6, First Floor, Tampa Convention Center (map)

Breaking Fast with Words:

Five Years of Poetry-a-Day for Ramadan

For five years, a dedicated group of mostly Muslim writers has been using the holy month of Ramadan—a time of spiritual reflection through fasting—to forge a vibrant online community. The daily poems—on everything from microaggression-fueled rage to fasting "stank" breath—cultivate humanity for a people dehumanized by the current mainstream. This reading will feature regular contributors to the group, and a discussion about building writing communities that also function as sites of resistance.

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