Aja Monet: Poetry Teaches Us to Listen and Understand Ourselves Better
From the Quarantine Tapes Podcast with Paul Holdengraber
Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.
Today on episode 50 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by poet Aja Monet. They discuss what it means when a country doesn’t offer support or infrastructure for the arts. Aja also shares her perspective on how each one of us can show up to use our unique skill sets for justice, particularly in relation to standing up for black lives lost at the hands of police violence.
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Aja Monet is a poet, lover of books, time travel, sacred medicine, and the blues. She is a true foodie and enjoys an invitation that includes delicious meals.