My critical thesis for my MFA discusses the work of C.D. Wright, Maggie Nelson, Claudia Rankine, Anne Carson, and a few other incredible poets. As I’ve been exploring the idea of a queerer canon, I find myself drawn to writers who honor their unique perspectives and create wild open art that meshes genres and makes literature feel larger. Yesterday, feeling deeply in communion with their spirits, I went on a portrait drawing bender that will likely continue today–
There’s a portrait of me in there too, because I’m also a poet who works to queer the canon.
We also have another Say Yes Rooftop Artshare next Saturday if you’re around Brooklyn and feeling froggy. We have a brilliant line up + Ben Clark and Emily Rose Kahn-Sheahan will be stopping by on their Thoughtcrime book tour.
Now back to the grind of writing a critical essay while also editing 50 poems and trying to create a few more along the way. Send coffee!