Photography credit: Ivan Thomas, DETV

Welcome to Traci Evadne Currie, the Poetry as Activism Poet-in-Residence!

Congratulations to Traci Evadne Currie, the inaugural Poetry as Activism Poet-in-Residence. Traci holds a PhD in media studies and has been in the communication studies field for over 20 years as a spoken word artist, teaching artist, mixed media artist-activist, multi-disciplinary facilitator, youth arts program director, and college professor. Her focus is compassion-building that revolves around creating inclusive environments in exclusive spaces. This Jamaican American poet is currently the state coordinator for Poetry Out Loud in the state of Delaware. Currie can be reached at tcurrie@udel.edu.

About the Poetry as Activism Poet-in-Residence Opportunity

The Poetry as Activism project at the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press will host a Poet-in-Residence for the duration of the spring 2024 semester. During the program, the resident will draw inspiration from our holdings in Special Collections to create new work(s). They will be responsible for leading a workshop on the “Poetry as Activism” theme, which will be open to students, faculty, staff, and the community. The resident is also welcome to pursue the potential opportunity to publish a digital exhibition inspired by the workshop and their new works on Manifold, an open-access digital publishing platform. Finally, the Poet-in-Residence will also contribute to the Library’s efforts to collect the writings of emerging and established contemporary poets, particularly those from marginalized groups.

Coming Soon

Stay tuned for details about the Poetry as Activism workshops led by the Poet-in-Residence, to be held in April 2024!