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AIRPORTS FOR CLASSROOMS April 14, 2014: The music was designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation, with the intent to diffuse the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal. Maybe what I mean is more simple: music for classrooms. The sometimes tense, anxious atmosphere of a workshop. The continuous looping of tradition, or convention, or both. At worst: [...] by

cento for love April 3, 2014: written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even the love poem agitates the beloved to fall in love with the poet. Like the first time I ever heard “Crazy in Love” is the only time I’ll ever understand. Once [...] by

Barbara Jane Reyes’s at The Bakery December 11, 2012: Thanks, Barbara Jane Reyes, for this excellent selection of female Filipino writers! You should check out the work by all ten writers selected. But to get the ball rolling, here's Reyes's introduction: Before I ever had a name for it, I was already engaged in the work of centering Pinay narratives and voices. For the past two decades, I have [...] by

All the ladies in the place with style and grace April 19, 2011: Amber Tamblyn, thank you for the thoughtful (and fun to read — Tina Fey! fart jokes! pizza!) response to my questions about mission-driven presses. To answer super-briefly your points that “emphasis on a specific gender has always felt, to me, like some sort of weird reversed institutionalized sexism,” and your question “If we are [...] by

Performance and Narrative: Craft Notes April 10, 2011: Last night, in the Dikeou Gallery in Denver, as part of the launch for TITMOUSE magazine, I gave, towards the end of the evening --  a performance, that built in me: :as I sat in my chair. Built. Until it became impossible to consider reading from the Belladonna chapbook of a book, a "poem-essay" (not yet written): BAN.  Instead, I did [...] by

Asian Vampire Sensuality and Other Problems April 5, 2011: Barbara Jane Reyes: "My question is about women of color publishing now. Why so dispersed? Why so defanged? Why so reticent, so deferential to others’ authority?" Quick answer: The body. To write the diasporic body — the race-class body — female body... is... so horrible, I can't even tell you. This sentence functions as evidence. [...] by

Questions for Poetry I April 2, 2011: In the 22nd century, what will the line look like and do?  Will the line continue to have its traditional roots ("traditional" not meaning middle road but rather a haunting presence of what the line has been in the past centuries however shaky and nonsequential)?  Will the line of Williams (short, aware of its breath both at beginning and end) [...] by

Cultural narratives find community at Poets House November 24, 2010: In a November 13th discussion at Poets House on “(Re) Writing Culture,” Sueyeun Juliette Lee "said that one of her main concerns is 'achieving a sense of belonging' and she posited, 'alienation is the root of world problems.'” Each of the three poets featured-- Lee, whose work explores the multiple "national spaces" she exists in as a [...] by