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Sue Landers & Christy Davids In Conversation

I'm happy to share an interview I did with Christy Davids at the Kelly Writers House. In it, we discuss my book Franklinstein and the politics of mapping, memory, and place-based history. Big thanks to Julia Bloch for making this possible!

Listen to the show. 

Bonus track: in the last quarter of the show (starting around the 46 minute mark), I talk about my current project, a poetic investigation of the New York City subway, and share several new poems that were inspired by riding every subway line end to end. 

 

New Work at Jacket2

I am very grateful to have work in Solidarity Texts edited by Laynie Browne, an awe-inspiring collection of work by re-sisters. (It's a dream table of contents, with work from M. NourbeSe Philip, Anne Boyer, Yolanda Wisher, and so, so, so many others.) 

About the impetus for this collection, Laynie writes:

I sought the protection and potency of art in company — mantras, emblems, scripts, and practices. I wanted to remember not only culpability, but also the potential creative energy of the body. My process for gathering Solidarity Texts: Radiant Re-Sisters included a willful negation of the harmful and violent rhetoric all around us. I wanted to spread a contagion of love, a scaffold of hands. I was in a great hurry. 

We all are. 

Image credit: M. NourbeSe Philip