These past few weeks, I’ve been amongst the many thousand protestors who have been organizing against Scott Walker’s budget repair bill which will take away the collective bargaining rights of most public employees in the state of Wisconsin. Like any democratic outpouring, it’s been messy and chaotic, decisions being made on the fly, lessons being learned as we go. When I look back on these last few weeks, what has impacted me the most has been the determination and fire of the people around me who are working nonstop to build the kind of community that we want to be living in. This is how I know I’ve found a place I can call home.
We’ve also been blessed to receive notes of solidarity from folks from everywhere! This week, Rosie O’Donnell made a donation to my union, the Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association:
If you’re wondering how you can support, you can donate via the Paypal button on the website.
In my poetry life, I’ll be reading tonight here:
SATURDAY, MARCH 5th
613 6TH STREET
6PM (doors open 5:30)
FEATURING 3 POETS:
And I have a new poem out in Drunken Boat’s Slanted Sex issue, curated by the lovely Tamiko Beyer: . Excited to be in the company of poets I admire & friends including Monica Hand, Metta Sama, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Sally Wen Mao, Brynn Saito, Meg Day, Kate Durbin, Melanie Henderson, Chip Livingston, Craig Santos Perez & others!
Thanks for reading!