new issue of boundary2 on race and social difference


I’m really honored to be included in this excellent boundary2 collection interrogating race and social difference, edited by Dawn Lundy Martin. This cohort of writers/thinkers has radically shaped my own sense of poetics. My work in this collection examines the psychological effect of globalized geopolitics: I write through the annual spring “Joint Military Exercises” held by South Korea and the US Government in which they “pretend” to siege North Korea. The journal is behind a paywall, but you can order print copies if you don’t have scholarly access. Click on the image to go to Duke University’s (the publisher) website for the journal. 

Other contributors include Douglas Kearney, Ronaldo Wilson, Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda, Cathy Hong, Bhanu Jacasta Kapil, Tonya M. Foster, Shane McRae, Hoa Nguyen, John Keene, Evie Shockley, Daniel Borzutzky,Vanessa Place, Fred Moten, Lauren Russell, Farid Matuk, Daniel Tiffany,Duriel Estelle Harris, Prageeta Sharma, Jayson Smith, Simone White, Lucas de Lima, Tyrone Williams, Erica Hunt, Zhihui Ang, Lindsay Waters, Eli Friedlander, and Joseph Massad.

Lastly, just wanted to note that the cover image was created by Ronaldo Wilson!

I read a poem in a blue room on Rabbit Light

Joshua Marie Wilkinson released volume 10 of his Rabbit Light Movies series, and I’m in it!

My short poem is from a series I’ve been working intermittently on for about 5 years. Many of the poets took it upon themselves to create short films rather than just reading into the camera. I really love Fred Moten’s piece and the video footage he incorporated. Overall, I’m astounded to be collected with the writers in this volume. Wow!

I opted to just read into my desktop’s video recorder. Once I get my hands on a good recorder, though, I think I’ll try making some little films.