7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
In times of political turbulence, it is essential that the creative community contribute to the historical record with a compassionate yet unflinching eye.
Fierce Lament is an anthology that brings together over 30 poets, essayists, artists, and activists who were asked to respond to the query, “How do we sustain ourselves and our communities in the face of intense uncertainty fueled by global climate change, growing nationalism and political extremism fueled by social media and the Internet.”
The contributors to Fierce Lament intimately examine these issues, and offer their intellect, raw emotion, anger, and insight, rooted in hope and an unflagging belief in the role of the arts to support and sustain us.
Readers will include Lisa Marie Brimmer, Pam Costain, MN State Senator Scott Dibble, Michael Kleber-Diggs, David Lawrence Grant, and Brad Zellar; with opening remarks from editors Camille Gage and Tami Mohammed Brown.
Publisher Red Bird Chapbooks will have copies of the book available for purchase at the event.
This event is a part of the Loft's "Needs" programming theme.