Author Archives: Erica Mena

About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. Pronouns: they/them.

Ashes: A Journey to Self-Love

ASHES Flyer The Department of Africana Studies’ Rites and Reason Theatre invites you to it’s upcoming production:    ASHES: A Journey to Self-Love ChoreoDrama by Zoё Flowers with vignettes co-written by Sherri Pullum and directed by Lily Mengesha, PhD’18   ASHES investigates … Continue reading

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Class Notes Feb 13

“As a reader, it is necessary to give thought to the writer’s imagined reality before attempting to find meaning in the words. … As readers, it is our job to suspend our immediate and instinctive search for meaning and realize that … Continue reading

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Events of Interest

Tuesday, Feb. 13 7-8:30 Salomon Hall 001 Queer Xicanismo: Queerness,Patriarchy,Nationalism, & the Future Public · Hosted by Queer Xicano Chisme and Brown University LGBTQ Center https://www.facebook.com/events/1633686886674546/ Thursday, February 15, 4:15 pm   [event at capacity; search web for waitlist info] Claudia … Continue reading

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Class Content Warnings List

This is a list of all the things we’d like content warnings on, and this includes any reading responses or comments posted on the class blog. I will do my very best to provide them on all our readings. anti-blackness … Continue reading

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Class Notes 2/6/18

Course Reserves Password: blacklivesmatter *look at schedule on website*   “Delusions of Whiteness in the Avant-Garde,” by Cathy Park Hong American avant-garde appropriates “radical languages and forms” innovated by people at the margins, significantly African American artists there is always … Continue reading

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Class Notes Jan 31

Registration & Waitlist Why this class, again? Prezi Safe Space (vs. Brave Space)

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Why this class, again?

Up until a few years ago I thought I had to choose between being a “Puerto Rican poet” and being an “experimental poet.” My formal education in experimental poetry when I started grad school was essentially non-existant, and so I took a … Continue reading

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