10 Poems about Resistance, Resilience, and Reconciliation by Queer Women of Color

I guess this is the part where I talk about the importance of poetry in relation to resistance, resilience, and reconciliation, right? But I don’t want to. I’m tired of explaining myself. I’m tired of giving resources to white people so they can “understand” racism, white privilege, and why saying, “Black Lives Matter,” doesn’t mean … More 10 Poems about Resistance, Resilience, and Reconciliation by Queer Women of Color

No One In My Family Celebrates: A Review on Look by Solmaz Sharif

Solmaz Sherif’s debut book, Look (Graywolf Press, 2016), interrogates the power structures of language and war; confronting political and social systems, as well as how these systems are deconstructed and used to demean one’s self-expression, identity, and behavior. Look strips away meaning and redefines military-esque language in order to extend our own ideologies circling the … More No One In My Family Celebrates: A Review on Look by Solmaz Sharif

Falling Through the Silence: A Review on Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

“In the body, where everything has a price,                 I was a beggar. On my knees, I watched, through the keyhole, not                 the man showering, but the rain falling through him: guitar strings snapping                 over his globed shoulders.” – Ocean Vuong, “Threshold”   When thinking about Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon … More Falling Through the Silence: A Review on Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

“I’m a human with a petulant and sensual need for pleasure”: An Interview with Aricka Foreman

Dream with a Glass Chamber (YesYes Books, 2016), is a frightening chapbook. From dreamlike lyricism, to down right obsessive verse, Foreman manipulates the reader from space to space, allowing us entry to, what would be otherwise, a private sphere. The eloquent ways in which Foreman tarries along each dreamscape is damn near maddening. You are … More “I’m a human with a petulant and sensual need for pleasure”: An Interview with Aricka Foreman