“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” - Frida Kahlo
One of my favorite artists & sisters, Krista Franklin | AFROPUNK: http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/feature-required-intelligence-punk-artistry-in-the-midwest-krista
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This was a fantastic conversation, “Poetic Explorations” with fellow poets at the 2013 Poets Forum at the New School in NYC.
Here’s a clip discussing some of my influences and the process in writing some of the poems in my last collection, Mule & Pear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haQ_hYQ_tjs
(click on photo for direct link to video).
“Art is whatever makes you proud to be human.”
Amiri Baraka (1934 - 2014)
Poets and stars from other disciplines will offer readings from Muriel Rukeyser’s The Life of Poetry (Paris Press, 1996) and poems, and reflect on how Rukeyser’s writing impacted their own work and lives. Featuring readings and reflections by Jen Benka, Kate Clinton, Jan Freeman, Carol Gilligan, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Gerald Stern, and with a special appearance by video by Alice Walker.
Presented by Paris Press; cosponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program and the Academy of American Poets
Location: NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South
Wanda Coleman, 1946-2013 by Juan Felipe Herrera: https://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/wanda-coleman-1946-2013
Remembering Wanda Coleman by E. Ethelbert Miller : http://www.thenation.com/article/177351/remembering-wanda-coleman#
Remembering Wanda Coleman by David L. Ulin: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-remembering-wanda-coleman-20131123,0,2512197.story#axzz2lsjtaf1i
I created this book short as part of a video diptych in dialogue with the gorgeous poetry of Kamilah Aisha Moon. Her debut collection, She Has a Name, has just been published by Four Way Books.