Such a beautiful collection of poems about (queer) life in America.
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Or Does It Explode?
On Lanston Hughes’ “Harlem”
To Remember Tyre Nichols
Remember the skateboarding video. Never forget the what led to the other footage.
If you can’t stand for right, you just stand for wrong.
When I first heard Can’t Stand by John-Allison Weiss, the song hit different.
Call Us What We Carry: Amanda Gorman’s First Poetry Collection
The best passages are when she does not attempt to be presidential, but is instead “just” an immensely talented, very young poet.
February Books: Black History Month
A belated recap of what I read last month: Farbe bekennen, edited by May Ayim, Katharina Oguntoye, Dagmar Schultz; Freedom’s Soldiers edited by Joseph P. Reidy, Leslie S. Rowland, 1919 by Eve Ewing
January Wrap-Up: Race, Nation and the Black Atlantic
Here’s what I read this January; Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, The Fateful Triangle by Stuart Hall, Just Us by Claudia Rankine, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
Just Us in 2021
I finished Claudia Rankine’s Just Us: An American Conversation yesterday (coincidentally on Martin Luther King Day). Just Us is once again a fascinating mix of poetry, art, criticism and (personal) essay on the current state of race and racism in the United States. The title is (probably) adapted from a Richard Pryor quote Rankine also …
The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
“So I just think about all the children who have been separated from their parents, and there’s a lot of us, past and present, and some under more traumatic circumstances than other – like those who are in internment camps right now – and I just imagine us as an army of mutants. We’ve been …
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Fantasy Baseball At The End Of The World
https://youtu.be/E-z9djgthqE New(ish) John K. Samson song about fantasy baseball, fascist fuckers, the end of the world, demolished hope and helping “to organize something better, something beautiful”. So basically about the summer of 2020.