After a long week, why not unwind with TC Prof. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz as she reads from her brand new book Love from the Vortex and other Poems.
Friday, March 27 @ 4:00 p.m.
Read an interview with Prof. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz about her new volume of poetry "Love from the Vortex & Other Poems"
More information about Love from the Vortex and other Poems:
An archaeological exploration on love and intimacy, the book charts her journey of finding and losing love over the span of three decades with six different men who came into her life at various times, but also offers a universal take on what can happen when one seeks love and connection with others, and the lessons that follow when that connection and love is lost. Revealing moments of happiness, fantasy, frustration, and eventually dealing with the dissolution of relationships, the book moves beyond these anticipated stages to moments of grace and beauty that come with the discovery and practice of self love, and a more fuller understanding of what it means to truly love someone as your love yourself.
About Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
In her scholarly work, Sealey-Ruiz (M.A. ’95) has argued for equity that starts with “critical love,” which includes relationship-building and creating a culture where students know they are loved and cared for. Her research interests include racial literacy development in urban teacher education (with a specific focus on the education of Black and Latino males), literacy practices of Black girls, and Black female college reentry students. At Teachers College, she is founder and faculty sponsor of the Racial Literacy Roundtables Series and co-founder of the Teachers College Civic Participation Project, which concerns itself with the educational well-being of young people involved with the juvenile justice and foster care systems in New York. (Read a story about Sealey-Ruiz that appeared on the TC Web in 2018.)