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There is so much I can say about/in this poem—loss, memory, desire, grief, the struggle—every once in awhile, usually one in each collection, I come up with a good, signature “protest poem” my queer activist, liberationist intact. I place protest poem here in quotes, because they also tend to be elegies (a statement in and […]

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“between a protest and prayer”

The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place.” JAMES BALDWIN The Creative Process On Friday night, while the […]

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Read aloud

Morning light. June dawns. Moonbeam. Bumblebee. Wren. Tulip. After reading @MoezSurani OPERATIONS, I simply knew I wanted to have it read aloud, in its entirety, JAN 20TH at knife fork book.” – KIRBY more info >