Our latest film premiered April 17, 2021, at San José State University’s virtual “Legacy of Poetry.” The theme was Closing the Distance: Sheltering in Technolog(ies). In it, some of our talented member-poets were featured beside, veterans like: Daniel B. Summerhill, Tureeda Mikell, Vernon Keeve III, MK Chavez, and Keenan Norris.

Seeds in the palm of a hand

Interview with author and scholar of Iranian Diaspora studies, Persis Karim. Read what Karim says about community and her creative work with the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. Learn how she relates diaspora to planting seeds.

Adiele with VONA Students, Philadelphia, PA

Interview with author, activist, and cosmopolite, Faith Adiele. Read about what Adiele says about the craft of writing and weathering the pandemic. Learn why she calls artists first responders.