Unwind as Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Bronx native and poet reads from her new book Love from the Vortex & Other Poems. Live music from DJ T.O. Double D. Participants will receive the Zoom link upon registration.
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz is a poet and award-winning professor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. A literacy educator for over two decades, she travels around the country speaking with fellow educators about race, culturally responsive pedagogy, and the power of love in education.
Love from the Vortex & Other Poems (Kaleidoscope Vibrations, LLC), is poet and scholar-activist Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz’s first full-length collection. An archeological exploration on love and intimacy, the book charts her journey of finding and losing love over the span of three decades with six different men who came into her life at various times, but also offers a universal take on what can happen when one seeks love and connection with others, and the lessons that follow when that connection and love is lost.
Revealing moments of happiness, fantasy, frustration, and eventually dealing with the dissolution of relationships, the book moves beyond these anticipated stages to moments of grace and beauty that come with the discovery and practice of self love, and a more fuller understanding of what it means to truly love someone as your love yourself.