A reading of selected poetry of conscience focusing on poetry of Ukraine with an accompanying commentary on the historic role of poetry in times of conflict.
Lynn Werner is a poet, educator, and performer. She spent 8 years documenting human rights abuses in Colombia and designed training programs in media at Sinte Gleska University, Rosebud Reservation. She worked closely with families of the tortured, disappeared, and assassinated in Latin America and participated in poetry readings made to advance social justice. She is a prize winning poet who has published poems in various venues including Poets for Peace. She has written and performed two original one-woman theater pieces which included her poetry. They were given in public venues and universities. She recently gave a lecture at Loras on the use of poetry to express the complexities of the Israel/Palestinian conflict. She’s a weekly columnist for the Galena Gazette.
This will be an in-person program with no virtual component.