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What I Say and Janelle Monae

I’ve been missing out on some reading responses for mental health reasons, but I’ve been binge listening this semester to Janelle Monae, and I think her music is perfect for this class. Monae is an experimental poet in her own … Continue reading

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90% professor anthology

While this anthology had many great writers I hadn’t yet heard of, I also found myself bothered time and again by the inaccessibility of some of the pieces. Some of this discomfort should be sat with and felt through regarding … Continue reading

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Oakland is burning // Water is life

Hey friends. The world’s got me feeling a weird bunch of dissonant emotions. Like I’m rejoicing about the DAPL announcement. But I’m mourning the Ghostship warehouse fire in Oakland, a (queer) artist’s community and electronic dance club. The fire happened the night … Continue reading

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In & Out

I was really inspired by Jennifer Tamayo’s poetry (especially Epilogue). I was particularly intrigued by the way that interruptions work in this piece. The “collected” phrases from media, pop culture, etc. and the lyrics that she incorporates breathe in and … Continue reading

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Music, Poetry, and Storytelling

Poetry and songs often time inhabit the same creative sphere even if they don’t share the same room. Both are used to tell stories and truths by using language to craft the space necessary to derive meaning. In class we … Continue reading

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