VS Live! at the Guggenheim: Poetic Freedom

November 10, 2023, 5:00–6:30 pm EST, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Join us for a VS Live event at the Guggenheim with VS co-hosts Ajanaé Dawkins and Brittany Rogers and special guests LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Arisa White. During this participatory gathering, you will have the chance to reflect on notions of care, freedom, and intimacy through group conversation, interactive games, and engaged listening. 

Poetic Freedom is part of the two-day gathering, Poetry Is Not a Luxury, organized by the Guggenheim’s Poet-in-Residence Ama Codjoe. Poetry Is Not a Luxury is grounded in the sentiment of Audre Lorde’s 1977 essay by the same name, and brings contemporary artists and poets together with museum audiences to explore poetry’s ability to invoke sensuality, caesura, and care.  

The VS podcast is a bi-weekly series where poets confront the ideas that move them. Hosted by poets Ajanaé Dawkins and Brittany Rogers, produced by Cin Pim/Ombie Productions, and presented by the Poetry Foundation. 

Free with RSVP. Registration is required. Please note that seating is limited and admittance is first come, first served. Registration does not guarantee entry once capacity is reached. This in-person event will also be livestreamed.

This taping of VS is co-presented by the Poetry Foundation and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 

Presented by the Guggenheim Poet-in-Residence in association with the Academy of American Poets. Made possible by Van Cleef & Arpels.