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Literary Spotlight: Turtle Island Responds

Verse, current events, and underrepresented voices meld beautifully in this online poetry series.

Turtle IsLAND Responds
Turtle Island Responds

Indigenous people once referred to the land that makes up North America as “Turtle Island,” before Europeans renamed it for explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Turtle Island Responds is an online poetry series under the auspices of Room Magazine, in which people from marginalized communities across the continent reflect on events from the current news cycle.

Edited and curated by Métis/Icelandic poet and author Jónína Kirton, the series welcomes original poems by both emerging and established cis and transgender women, trans men, Two-Spirit, and non-binary people writing in response to the current news cycle.

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