Disability/ Sick Poetics

Lesson Introduction

Using Poetry in Voice’s mixtape—My Body, My House-Disability Poetics—and other works from disabled poets and advocates, students will explore ableism—what it is, how it is defined, its relation to visibility/invisibility and pain, and ways to counteract its insidiousness.



Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar and develop an interest in the work of disabled/sick poets
  • Explore ableism and accessibility as embodied concepts,
  • Explore resistance and self-love
  • Become familiar with a variety of voices in the disability advocacy movement
  • Identify a variety of issues faced by disabled folks
  • Explore internalized ableism and foster connectivity


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