Heathen/Heather Derr-Smith from Cuvaj se/Take Care reads “The Children” by Kathy Fagan in front of the Clint Detention Camp in Clint, TX where children have been illegally and inhumanely detained and separated from their families seeking asylum in the United States in gross violation of their human rights. This video series is a part of a poetry intervention/protest of the Trump administration’s fascist immigration policies. Cuvaj se/Take Care stands with all refugees in solidarity and will continue to resist fascism everywhere in the world.
About Kathy Fagan:
Kathy Fagan’s latest collection is Sycamore (Milkweed Editions, 2017), a finalist for the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. She is also the author of the National Poetry Series selection The Raft (Dutton, 1985), the Vassar Miller Prize winner MOVING & ST RAGE (Univ of North Texas, 1999), The Charm (Zoo, 2002), and Lip (Carnegie Mellon UP, 2009). Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Slate, FIELD, Narrative, The New Republic, The Nation, and Poetry, among other literary magazines, and is widely anthologized. Fagan was named Ohio Poet of the Year for 2017, and is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Frost Place, Ohioana, Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Ohio Arts Council. The Director of Creative Writing and the MFA Program at The Ohio State University, she is currently Professor of English, Poetry Editor of OSU Press, and Advisor to The Journal.
©Fritha Strand, 2016