Celebrating Cave Canem: Cornelius Eady, Morgan Parker, & Cameron Awkward Rich, in conversation with Chiyuma Elliott & Vincente Perez By: Menat Allah El Attma, November 29, 2021 Why not start at the darkest place? Morgan Parker, before reciting any poetry from the page, speaks it naturally. Imagine her words: yourself, to begin with darkness. If we […]
My work starts from the premise that slavery is process that is currently ongoing, and that Black voice is always (already) constrained by a white supremacist violence that hides its destruction behind liberal ideals such as progress, The Human, multiculturalism and more.
kawá/then  This piece is part of a larger collection of poems, Nez Perce Word for Shark, that draws on my heritage language of Nez Perce to explore the grammars of meaning and distinct aesthetics that emerge through its linguistic features. The collection also draws on figures and tropes from Nez Perce narratives.  qú’nes/condor; […]
notes from the understory (level 5) such that dust without my knowing is a subtle swirling viscosity surrounding you & me always or only the ‘always’ I know as this life dust is the cohesion & creates coherence between us dust of what all of us are & have been or at least this planet’s […]
To You: In the tradition of izibongo (south-african praise prose) Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Gracia Mwamba (Undergraduate/Art Practice) You are allowed to laugh today. You are allowed more than a hidden giggled breath. Let this be a reminder that laughter that does not have to replace heaviness. You are […]
ARC Fellows: inside calamity, calamity Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Nathalie Khankan (Community poet) anna’s mother began the day in her own bed in san diego a long way away from her birthbed in india. i began the day leaning over and remembering this marriage. i also recalled renee gladman […]
ARC Fellows: I cause my heart to pour out is how to say remember Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Beth Piatote (Professor, Native American Studies) Earlier this month I gave a commencement address to a class of Native American undergraduates. I was alone in my living room, recording into a […]