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Earlier Selves, Strangers: A Conversation with Robert Glück

2018-06-22T03:06:20+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Robert Glück ca. early 1970s, from the back cover of Andy (1972). Photo: Elin Elisofon; courtesy of the author. Robert Glück is a poet, fiction writer, editor, and theorist; he is also a recognized ceramicist, educator, cook, and all-around enthusiast. His work — with its pleasures, intimacies, and daring discursive leaps — continues to exert [...]

Genre Wormhole #3: Realism at the End of Time

2018-06-21T03:06:21+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Sofía Córdova, on their way out of the frame. When I was finishing up my studio visit with artist Sofía Córdova at the Headlands Center for the Arts, they (Córdova uses both she and they pronouns) asked if I needed to take a candid picture; I wondered about “needed,” and Córdova explained that since both my [...]

Featured Organization: Cantíl

2018-06-20T03:05:03+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Van Dellz performing at Qilombo as part of the Cantíl reading series, October 2016. When was Cantíl founded, and why? Claire Grossman: Cantíl was founded in 2015 by Elana Chavez and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta. They met after a reading at Scott Nanos’ Books for Days, which was then called Temporary Bookstore at Rise Above, a print [...]

Coda: Reporter’s Notebook

2018-06-19T03:05:22+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Photo: Stephanie Lister. Rap in Public While I was writing this piece, California gang injunctions reappeared in the news. In March, as the LA Times reported, a federal judge sided with the American Civil Liberties Union in its argument that individuals targeted in Los Angeles gang injunctions suffered due process violations, blocking enforcement of the [...]

Faggot Gossip

2018-06-15T03:05:19+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

A drawing by Allyn Amundson in Sebastian Quill No. 2, 1971. Courtesy Ithuriel’s Spear Press; all images from the author’s personal collection. Dancing uphill to that fabulous bar on Grant Street, The Capri, you’re tweaked out of your mind. You shoulder your way into the crowd around the bar’s only table, working into the center [...]

Mundane Travels

2018-06-14T03:05:10+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Dumile Feni, The Prisoner, 1986 With each return to The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto, I reconsider the “bonfire of the Stupidities” Martine Syms proposes. Syms holds the notion of interstellar travel to task, limiting this particular Stupidity “within the solar system.” To reach further would be too time consuming, even as she and her co-conspirators in [...]