A feminist engagement with poetic practice means that Lila performs ekphrasis as an act of 'writing with', rather than writing through, on, about, or around.
A collage poem written with the words and voices of the Earth Keepers, featured in the film DOWN to EARTH by Rolf Winters & Renata Heinen: Langani Marika (Australia), Sumpa (Ecuador), Motiram Baiga (India), Mukwa Ode (North America), Nowaten (North America), Don Jose Quispe (Peru), /Ui/Ukxa (Namibia), Balngayngu Marika (Australia), Haruzou Urakawa (Japan), Lekiti Ole Mokompo (Kenya), Margaret Connolly (Ireland), Klunta Bo (Namibia), Akeekwe (North America), Mokompo Ole Simel (Kenya).
teach me that encounter w/ mystery no digression cut open & bleed [words] thick viscous red red red terrified slit in wisty air breath silver shiver body blocked prison : cells drifting bullets think in bodies molten magma fasten tongue serene/violent * burning … Continue reading Samhain: three poems
I enjoyed the process of obsessively scrawling 'too many words for a compulsive reader' onto a mirror.
A little bit of condensery...
This poem invites the reader to at least a cosmic reading of existence, if not a multidimensional one.
There's something witchy in the connotations of the willow rods, and the women who work them...
tasting w/ my finger
This poem collages text found at Boulder RTD station on 1 July 2018, repurposing the vocabulary to raise questions about travel, transport, freedom and movement into and around the United States at this time.