CGDS Director Reads to Secondary School Students Who Study her Poetry

On May 18th, 2022, Dr. Choman Hardi met with fourteen IB English Language and Literature students from the International School of Curitiba in Curitiba, Brazil. The students were studying her first poetry collection Life For Us (Bloodaxe 2004) as part of their course and were excited for the opportunity to meet Dr. Choman over Zoom. After performing a few poems for the class, Dr. Choman fielded student questions about her process as a writer, her advice to young poets, and how her personal and cultural context informs the meaning of her poetry. After the event, the students reported not just a greater appreciation of poetry, but also of their responsibility in helping to build a better, more equitable global society.