Mary Jane Sullivan

Mary Jane Sullivan is a poet, filmmaker, and Film and Humanities instructor at the University of Colorado- Colorado Springs.

My Favorite Issue: Poetry and Nonviolence, 1979

WIN, Poets In Our World, December 13, 1979

Here we are in the 21st century where social relations are compromised. We live in states of exclusions from one another and refrain from attesting to states of ignorance that lead to violence. It is complicity that leaves wounds one can barely count. How do we come to know intellect, language skills, skin color, sexual identity, social status, and stories that challenge this disorder within this field of ignorance? The fabric of our civil discourse is fragmented, for the concepts of the common good and community based on equality and transformation are rendered inactive.