The 2nd Queer & Feminist Poetry Awards

Talk - Sat 25 November 2023
WORM Rotterdam
Start → 19:00
End → 04:00

Unwanted Words invites you to the 2nd Queer & Feminist Poetry Awards, a non-for-profit celebration of the best and most outstanding poets and spoken word artists whose works discuss topics of feminism and the queer experience from an intersectional perspective, centering on diverse and BIPOC voices. The theme of this edition is “Decolonizing Gender”, an invitation to explore the ways slavery and colonialism have influenced the lives, rights, and realities of Brown, Black, and Indigenous women and LGBTQ+ people.

Come join and watch the most outstanding poets and spoken word artists perform to win one of the six awards of the night: Best Queer Performance, Best Feminist Performance, the BIPOC Voice Award, the People’s Choice Award, Poet of the Year and Best Poetry Organization. With a special performance of Analemma, a decolonizing ritual centering queer people of color and a special sale by House of Sanaa.

With your ticket, you’ll also get free entrance to the Squish Afterparty!

About Unwanted Words:
Unwanted Words is the first platform for up & coming LGBTQ+ poets and Spoken Word artists in the Netherlands with a mission to create safer spaces for connection, expression and collective healing. They are the organisers of the Queer Poetry Nights series, the Queer & Feminist Poetry Awards and publishers of the Queer & Feminist Poetry Anthology (2021).
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