Poetry reading: "Wild Women, Joan Little case". Notes: All women's audience, no intros, 1976. First reader unannounced, Alison Colbert? She reads two poems "Miss Rosy" by Lucille Clifton, and her own poem "How are the girls doing?" from her book of poetry "Let the Circle Be Unbroken." Second reader unannounced, Joan Gibbs? She reads three poems, first about a "bag lady" she met on the street, second a poem "To the True Witches Among Us," third called "Sunday Thoughts." Next is a break (a slideshow). Third speaker is Florynce Kennedy. She speaks of how she and Emily Goodman have filed an amicus brief to the Governor of New York asking that Joan Little not be extradited to North Carolina, and they speak of the current state of her case. Even though Little been acquitted of murder, she is still being held as a political prisoner in New York.
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