saramountain:

lexiconpolaroid:

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Long awaited, and it is now right here. You can view & read the latest, tiny issue of Lexicon Polaroid entirely online.

Go here to read LP3.5: MORE VIDEO.

Each film in this issue is based on a different poem or set of poems. The filmmakers didn’t know the poets, not even their…

Liz Mehl & I collaborated to make a video based on one of Lindsay Allison Ruoff’s poems for the newest issue of Lexicon Polaroid here. Thanks Michael and Lindsay and, of course, Liz. 

So very excited that this new LEXICON POLAROID, curated by the one and only Michael Harper, is available online for alls yalls reading and viewing pleasure. POEMS by Zosia Wiatr, Hajara Quinn, and me / / + / / FILM responses by Sara Woods & Liz Mehl, Roland Wu, and B Timon. IT IS GLORIOUS.

cyanotype 1 w/ jean pain

cyanotype 1 w/ jean pain

rafi-dangelo:

We’re not people really.  Our concerns are not America’s concerns.  We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.
rafi-dangelo:

We’re not people really.  Our concerns are not America’s concerns.  We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.
rafi-dangelo:

We’re not people really.  Our concerns are not America’s concerns.  We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.
rafi-dangelo:

We’re not people really.  Our concerns are not America’s concerns.  We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.
rafi-dangelo:

We’re not people really.  Our concerns are not America’s concerns.  We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.

rafi-dangelo:

We’re not people really.  Our concerns are not America’s concerns.  We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.

(via carrieabigstick)

Don’t blow it.

Hi, if you can, please help out this SE Portland family. I have made art and written poetry with 8 of the 13 children from this family over the last 5 years I’ve worked at their elementary school. I love them. Recently, their father, who was the sole provider, killed himself. I know. 13 children? It’s unreal. They are in dire need of support now during this incredibly sad time and will undoubtedly continue to be in need. Friends of theirs, including one of their father’s coworkers and Teacher Bob (an amazing recently-retired teacher of 5 of these kids), have started this ambitious campaign to help the Bogzas. Share, do what you can. I am in awe of the profound and innovative ways we can support each other in this day & age.

SUPPORT THE BOGZAS HERE

THERE IS HOPE

"Shadowy figure, / Please, / I have book- / Colored hair."

New chapbook/pdf of poems by students. Read ‘Name: __________ ’ here!

Paste head

writing process blog tour

Nicky Tiso invited me to answer 4 questions.

1) what are you working on?

rock collection

a book for a friend

poems of ~bodies, limits, systems, and narratives and moving into & beyond every one of those things, however slowly. one to be featured in the upcoming Lexicon Polaroid as itself (a poem) and a film response/adaptation

poems from a reading experience / intention to explore a text via what’s available (words) and the words that the difficult (unknown, problematic, elusive) words rely upon (‘definitions’), and then how these reconstituted words can make new text structures that work and play and i called them MUSCULATURES

poems with kids, zine of poems by kids, animation of poem by kids

various experiments

getting dressed

2) how does your work differ from others in its genre?

like the opposite of 007 (esp ft pierce), more figs

3) why do you write what you do?

convince myself everyday that there are other worlds right here.

4) how does your writing process work?

find a rock, rocks below the rock.

prepositions, mostly.

you can read my ebook MOOD RING

COLDGOLDCHAIN // SO BOUT IT BOUT IT // LIVE AT THE POINTY HOUSE // 2014 (by Rob)

COLDGOLDCHAIN // SAD DADS // LIVE AT THE POINTY HOUSE // 2014 (by Rob)

thegreatcratsby:

schomburg found my poetry w no name on it at kelly’s olympian and said, ‘this is trash. i’m publishing it’

 

tru story

a poem from MOOD RING

i love u for who u r (on a friday or any other day)