I had the honor of reading with Truck Darling at Dominique Lévy in celebration of Karin Schneider’s “Situational Diagram”. I encourage any who missed the event but might be interested in hearing the reading to click here. The reading has been archived by PennSound.
Thank you WILDNESS for the 2016 Pushcart Nomination.
I’m honored to be in such great company.
~photos from my RAGGA NYC profile~
My ancestry exists
as a pantheon of whispers;
therefore, the wind
is my ancestry. Far off
sounds in my memory—
ni de aquí, ni de allá
—500 years of colonial rule,
enough generational distance
to be distant now. I work
hard. I work harder. Never
enough. For the product
of colonialism to be present
in the skin, is a thing I think
abt sometimes. I outlive each day
storm-fit and unsouling
myself. Loss. Lostness. Lost & list
-ening. Enemy, animate
my background—the noise
-scape of each triggered thought,
each iteration against oppression
a bone carved into the likeness
of my face—a pedagogy
of my own design—a murmur
to which I must return.
& Thaz it.
Thank you so much to Randall Horton for inviting me to read with Xanath Caraza at the University of New Haven. I found myself deeply moved by Xanath’s evocative performance and text. It was truly an honor for me to learn so much in such a brief encounter with her craft. Truly incredible. These are photos of the event (provided by Xanath and Randall).
~2 Readings in BK (9/24 & 10/6) come thru~
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