Chicago Public Library is pleased to welcome Noor Hindi as part of our new Voices for Justice speaker series, and in celebration of Poetry Month. She will read passages from her work Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow
What is political poetry and linguistic activism? What does it mean to bear witness through writing? When language proves insufficient, how do we find and articulate a pathway forward?
Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow. interrogates, subverts, and expands these questions through poems that are formally and lyrically complex, dynamic, and innovative. With rich intertextuality and an unwavering eye, Noor Hindi explores and interrogates colonialism, religion, patriarchy, and the complex intersections of her identity.
Featuring her widely circulated poem, “Fuck Your Lecture on Craft, My People Are Dying,” this book is an incomparable force of fury and precision from a powerful and unstoppable poet. Noor Hindi’s collection is ultimately a provocation: on trauma, on art, and on what it takes to truly see the world for what it is/isn’t and change it for the better.
This program is made possible thanks to generous support from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. For more information on the Foundation, visit cplfoundation.org.
Questions for the speaker? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The book can also be purchased online.
How to Attend:
This event will take place live on CPL's YouTube channel and CPL's Facebook page. You'll be able to ask questions during the event as well! Can't make it to the live stream? We'll archive the video on YouTube to watch later.
Automatic captioning is available via Facebook and YouTube's closed captioning setting. Need ASL interpretation or other accommodations for this event? Please call (312) 747-4015. Requests must be made at least 14 business days before the event.