15 June 2019
“I was born in a forked-tongued story,/Raised up by merchants and drugstore liars./Now I walk on the paths of glory,/One foot in ice, one in fire.”–from “The Mountain” by Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Make art about fire and ice.
“Like the refugee, poetry’s margin, its zero yield, its nothing, will have an essential role to play in what comes next. It is a “yes” to existence in the time of disaster, an affirmation of possibility when all else seems lost.”–Robert Fernandez
Make art about refugees.
7 June 2019
I often tell my writing students, “Just because it may not be true in your world, doesn’t mean it isn’t true.”
Make art about trying to understand what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes, or about making space for experience that is very different than your own.
5 June 2019
Make art about being at the starting line, about starting, or starting over.
4 June 2019
Make art about the jester, a public fool.
3 June 2019
Make art about the underground, about what’s underground, about being underground, about underground action, societies, or resistance.