In this episode I have the pleasure of interviewing the current editors of Vetch: A Magazine of Trans Poetry and Poetics: Kay Gabriel, Stephen Ira, Liam O'Brien and Rylee Lyman. We talk about their approaches to putting the journal together, their insights into transgender poetics, and touch on the archival of transgender/gender-variant art.
There's a huge reading/viewing list for this episode. Explore all the trans art!
The Sound of Waves Breaking for this episode is a clip from Season 4 of DBZ "Goku's Special Technique."
In this interview I get a chance to talk with Joy Ladin. We talk about her latest book Impersonation, how her relationship to poetic language changed as she transitioned, the use of persona in poetry, the early Modernists, and trends in trans & gender-variant poetry.
Joy's website is: joyladin.com. GO BUY IMPERSONATION IT'S GREAT.
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme music by Bahati Kiro, transition music by Chris Zorn.
The Sound of Waves Breaking is from the Nasa's new collection of space sounds up on Soundcloud. It's Chorus Radio waves from within Earth's atmosphere.
Today's show features a conversation between Loma and me about the government influence on poetry, the boundaries of a poem between other objects and being, poetry & activism, struggling with how to write poetry about domestic abuse, fearlessness, and more.
Poets & essays mentioned in this episode:
Juliana Spahr and her influential essay on Contemporary Poetry and Its Nationalisms: ( http://www.academia.edu/9079433/Contemporary_US_Poetry_and_Its_Nationalisms )
Loma's website ( christophersoto-poet.com )
Dark Matter: ( http://www.darkmatterpoetry.com/ )
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza: ( http://joshuajenniferespinoza.com/ )
Stephanie Burt ( http://www.closecallswithnonsense.com/category/stephanie/ )
TC Tolbert ( http://www.tctolbert.com/ )
Julian T. Brolaski ( http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/julian-brolaski )
In this interview I am in conversation with poet and activist Amir Rabiyah. This is the first episode of "Waves Breaing," a podcast in which I, a lonesome transbaby, interview my contemporaries in trans and genderqueer poetry.
Help out Aurora Levins Morales at http://www.littlevehicleforchange.org/
and Amir Rabiyah's Hambidge Residency at https://www.gofundme.com/amirgoestohambidge