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~
Save the Dates~
Many thanks to Urayoán Noel for including me in his Diasporican Poets Mixtape on Harriet: Blog of the Poetry Foundation. Noel concludes, “Ultimately, De Jesus’s “The Erasures of NOCT” and Mercado’s Nuyorican Women Writers Anthology are reminders to privileged-professor-me that the craft of poetry is for many of us inseparable from the ongoing and largely invisible labor of sustaining the communities that in turn sustain us, and I thank them for their work. Let those be our poetry’s foundations.” I’m floored to receive such recognition for what is largely self-published material, especially considering the professional and academic accolades of everyone else on this list (and that Don Share rejected this piece for Poetry). ~hehehe~ but im still up in those webpages cuz i’m a ho with the gift of brujeria.
Photos by Luis Nieto Dickens (@nietodickens) | NoSleep.co
I couldn’t have possibly been the best, but I deeply, deeply appreciate the gesture. Thank you John Rufo for these words~
“Joey De Jesus’s work transforms itself into the world by coming forth as erasures, formally constrained pieces, vocal metamorphoses, and lyric-doublings. He is aware of the page and the un-page: that is, while rooted in poetic consciousness, he cracks the limiting concept open that there is only a written life or a “real” life.” [read more]
Sarah Fawn: Hi everyone, Sarah Fawn Montgomery here. Thank you all for (virtually) sitting down to talk about our editing experiences and processes, and to talk a bit about solicitation as a way to represent … [Read More]
Source: VIDA Editor Roundtable