In the month leading up to MLK Day, our blog will be exploring diverse expressions of art created by people of color. The blog will highlight artists, collaborators, performers, poets, filmmakers, and everything in between. We will be exploring creative outlets that express the various ways racial injustice exists today.

In addition to reading, you can join our MLK Campaign and help us serve in solidarity by hosting and volunteering. Together we can #ActNowForRacialJustice.

Meet Cameron Awkward-Rich

Cameron Awkward-Rich is a poet and scholar. He is a doctoral candidate at Stanford University, where his dissertation project explores the “politics and poetics of bad feelings in transgender literature and theory.” Meanwhile, his poems have been published in literary journals and in two books, the most recent of which is called Sympathetic Little Monster.

In the video, Awkward-Rich reads a poem called “Waiting in Line” that tackles the intersection of racial discrimination and class privilege with grace and power. Find out more about Awkward-Rich’s work on his website.