Poet-In-Residence are doing all kinds of interesting projects including talk about taboo. Here is an article about poets who are talking about menstruation in India.
In an NPR story Breaking The Taboo Of Talking About Periods by Chhavi Schdev, organizers are calling for short stories, poems and verse about menstruation in a contest called Haiku. Showing that poets can lead the way on talking about anything including taboos that affect the lives of women and men everywhere.
The program was launched by a group of medical students at the Calicut Medical College in the southern state of Kerala.
Kimberly Burnham, Poet In Residence Program
How would your public image change if your organization had a poet-in-residence, like Dartmouth, New York City, Dalhousie Medical School, the Natural History Museum, Walt Whitman House, or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation? Do you have the power to make it happen?