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Asexual Love Poem
Nikki Viveca

“It will happen. … maybe you’re just not listening to the poetry right.” In this spoken word poem, the speaker conveys experiences of her sexuality being dismissed; wrapped up in the metaphor of “don’t worry the poem will get good“.

The performance can act as an introduction to discussions surrounding LGBTQ+ rights, identity, sexuality, stereotypes, peer pressure and more. Author Nikki Viveca is the winner of the Midsumma Festival Queer Poetry Slam and Trans Poetry Slam in 2019.

· · 2019

Critical edition

Viveca, Nikki. Asexual Love Poem. YouTube, 08.03.2019. 3 min., Website

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In favour of this entry

  • Addresses current affairs
  • Beyond the US and the UK
  • Gender equality
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text