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Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication and Media Studies Department, recently had a poem titled, “Hold Her Down, Shut Her Up” published in New Verse News. This poem was written in response to Senator Susan Collins’ speech to announce her decision to continue to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, despite dramatic testimony during the hearing and after reviewing the report of the brief FBI investigation. Lawrence parallels the physical silencing of Christine Blasey Ford by her attacker as described in her testimony to Collins’ muddled expository rationalizing why any further investigation is unnecessary. This is the third poem Lawrence has published in the last month interpreting the political-cultural environment of the current chaotic milieu.