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ARC Fellows: To You: In the tradition of izibongo (south-african praise prose)

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: I cause my heart to pour out is how to say remember

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 […]


ARC Fellows: Poetry, Voice & Violence

ARC Fellows: Poetry, Voice & Violence Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Jenif(f)er Tamayo (Performance Studies) I’ve spent the last few years thinking about poetry and voice. Not like an “abstract” English grammar capital “V” voice––but like, the material voice. The one that makes waves and vibrations. Moves through canals, makes […]


ARC Fellows: Sensing, Knowing, and Other Matters

ARC Fellows: Sensing, Knowing, and Other Matters Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Menat Allah El Attma (English Literature/Global Urban Humanities) Two dangers never truly cease to threaten the world: order and disorder. The artist, in whichever medium they practice, knows then how easy and often they find themselves between opposing […]


Opacities: Trans Visual Media

Opacities: Trans Visual Media By: Lindsey Pannor, April 2, 2020 March 31st marked the eleventh annual Trans Day of Visibility, perfectly cuing this reflection on our most recent event held on campus. Trans artists and activists Tourmaline and Chris Vargas came together to present their film work, followed by a conversation with Eric Stanley of […]