Insurgents Poets Society

Insurgents Poets Society exists to build and maintain diverse poetic platforms that neither alienates nor excludes People Of Color. The programs and actions we facilitate are intended to infiltrate and disrupt artistic segregation that has been standardized by the literary and performance worlds. We do not wish to have our voices fill racial quotas or alleviate white guilt; because of this, we challenge gestures of inclusion that potentially reduce our voices to seasonal ornaments that are only displayed during specific heritage month celebrations. Our work is to position marginalized and oppressed voices as tools to engage culturally, emotionally, socially, and politically without feeling exploited in the process. We write and perform acts of resistance while collecting and redistributing resources for survival.