hey hi hello salaam etc:
i'm moved west & getting by & recalibrating & still looking forward. i am happy to be returning to this space & hope to get my mini-podcast back & up soon. i mean i think it's clear things are hard right now. while semi-vague & not directional, it feels like violence & doubt & waste is moving around us in that way. even with the wealth of studies around outrage culture, we who have to navigate our lives both public & private are being challenged to maintain. thank the ancestors for guidance & community & art & power. thank you all for seeing me & my work as valuable. i feel graciously audacious despite temporal manias. we are gone do something -- i could say make it but idk who that looks completely possible for? ANYWAY, i got some kinder words for ya later on.
from this world but not of it,
what’s going on:
Harvey Weinstein, a normal white man, was recently confirmed as typical dude with money, or being a complete & under fucking SLEAZEROCKET to countless women. Reigniting the conversation about r*pe culture prevalent in every facet of our society.
what i’ve been listening to:
Kamasi Hill’s new EP Harmony of Difference
Deliver by Fifth Harmony cause since they dropped baby girl they are my new fav contemporary girl group.
Moses Sumney’s latest Aromanticism. i’ve been a fan of this squirrel for ever so this is just heaven.
CAUZNDEFX is just the future of music & now a personal friend.
what i’ve been reading:
Lineage of Mirrors, via Winter Tangerine. Curated by Julian David Randall, it’s really a great series (looking for submissions from POC writers N O W ! ! )
This new Foucault book, I picked up in Idaho (of which we will not speak).
what i’ve been doing: two poems from The Black Condition ft. Narcissus dropped on BIGLUCKS.
read the both in full via BigLucks.
also got a brief interview for Bettering American Poetry! read here!
(brought to you by The Archaeology of Knowledge by Foucault)
write a 21 line poem using the words: discontinuity, rupture, threshold, limit, series & transformation.
write a pantoum with one side representing points of incompatibility & the other points of equivalence.
begin a poem: One last possibility remains: at first sight, the most likely of all.
title a poem: Field of Stabilization
make a curious use for freedom.
also be sure to not stress about exact definitions, just respond to these words, make them yours.
I RELEASED A NEW DIGITAL CHAPBOOK CALLED AMERIKKKANA.
HERE'S A PREVIEW POEM.
GIF OF THE WEEK:
also super lol that i have my 13th TinyLetter on Friday the 13th.