Feministing Follow Friday: Feminist Poets Edition, Vol. I

Twitter, Feministing style
After two weeks recommending feminist fiction writers on Twitter, we wanted to shout out to some of our favorite poets. Who are yours?

  • Warsan Shire (@warsan_shire): writer. poetry editor at SPOOK magazine. author of ‘teaching my mother how to give birth’.
  • Kima Jones (@kima_jones): Afrofuturist. 2013 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices poetry fellow.
  • Dorothea Lasky (@DorotheaLasky): I am the author of AWE, Black Life, and Thunderbird, all out from Wave Books.
  • Mahogany L. Brown (@mobrowne): I’m using this space to write letters. Because I write things. Nuyorican Poets Cafe Curator, Cave Canem & Poets House Fellow #TwitterBook
  • Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou): The official Twitter account for Dr. Maya Angelou. Poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, civil-rights activist, producer and director.

Nominate more poets for next week’s installment in the comments! Links appreciated. And, of course, make sure to follow @feministing.
Alexandra

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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