Whirlwind 10th Issue Launch Party - "Empire in the 21st Century"
8pm Until 10pm
At Pen & Pencil Club
1522 Latimer St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
We will be celebrating the work of local and international poets who bear witness to issues of social justice. This winter issue release will showcase a marathon reading of six featured poets, including Vernita Hall, Ryan Eckes, Savannah Cooper-Ramsey, Sandra Turner-Barnes, Tom Pescatore, and Lamont Steptoe. The theme of this issue is on the meaning of the word "Empire" in the 21st century. In this issue, we are focusing on the voices of those who have traditionally been marginalized in the literary world. Imperialism in the 21st century has evolved along with globalization, so that the term doesn’t exactly have its old implications (i.e. 19th/20th century American Imperialism, or 18th/19th/20th century British Imperialism), but that of an international elite who wield financial capital as a weapon in order to oppress the vast majority of humanity. The Pen and Pencil Club will be free and open to the public for this event, 21+. Bob Zell will follow the launch party with an open mic.