Literature in motion at the Women’s March on Washington, the day after the inauguration:
“But protests run on words as well as actions. ‘Your silence will not protect you’: Audre Lorde said it forty years ago, in a talk given at the Modern Language Association’s annual conference and later published as the essay ‘The Transformation of Silence Into Language and Action.’ I saw it in action again on Saturday, caught halfway between the Capitol and the White House, along with another of Lorde’s quotes: ‘I am not free while any woman is unfree, even if her shackles are very different from my own.’”
I captured some scenes from the march, and what poets made of it, for the Times Literary Supplement.
I took some pictures too. Here are a few.