It’s still a PoMo world and I’m still its red-headed step-child: more Romantic, committed, and way more PoMo than is polite.
Cis-het-patriarchal-capitalist-white supremacy is dying — but not faster than the people it crushes and kills.
(Easy to copy bio is at bottom.)
Am managing editor The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database and Blog This Rock for Split This Rock, which cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change. It calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination.
Used to run blogs and social media, and do loads of content development for Virginia NOW and its Virginia ERA Network. Conducted a bushel of interviews for the Virginia Foremothers Project, a project of Virginia NOW, talking about activism for the Equal Rights Amendment and current feminist work with women who chained themselves to the White House and the RNC, who fasted in Illinois, and who are still down for the cause.
Also a poet, an independent scholar of experimental poetics and feminist philosophy. With Alison Scott-Baumann, she is co-editor of the anthology Iris Murdoch and the Moral Imagination: Essays, and is author of the monograph A Poetics of Being-Two: Irigaray’s Ethics and Post-Symbolist Poetics which is about how poetry can save your soul and the world.
Taught humanities courses with long arcs, experimental essay and creative writing, and lots of first year writing.
Current research explores/critiques/imagines cultural identity and appropriation, Indian philosophy, and Irigaray’s late “mystical” works — bent on a new world.
Puns are gratis on this blog.
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M. F. Simone Roberts works as managing editor The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database and Blog This Rock for Split This Rock. Roberts is an independent scholar of poetics and feminist phenomenology, poet, editor, and activist. Her poems appear in Revue/Post and Poets Reading the News, and soon in Literary Nest and other journals. She is co-editor of the anthology Iris Murdoch and the Moral Imagination: Essays and author of the critical monograph A Poetics of Being-Two: Irigaray’s Ethics and Post-Symbolist Poetics. She tweets and ‘grams sporadically at @pomored.