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Waves Breaking

"Waves Breaking" came from my desire to talk with my peers about their poetry. I didn't grow up knowing about other trans and gq poets, or what this poetry could sound/like like. I want to know the environment I'm in. 


You can find out more about me, Avren Keating, at my personal blog: 

Jul 3, 2016

Jai Arun Ravine talks to me about their newest book, The Romance of Siam, just released from Timeless, Infinite Light. We talk about their use of humor in critiquing orientalism, the tourist industry in Thailand, and their process as an interdisciplinary artist. 

The sound of waves breaking is "Once in a Lifetime," the theme song for Thailand's tourism campaign. 

Jai’s website:

The Romance of Siam:

Jai’s performance piece from 2010, “TOMBOIGATOEYMANGO”:

Once in a Lifetime Commercial:

Ambient Asian Space:

Jo Ann Wasserman’s book of sestinas, “The Escape”:

Gabriel Ojeda-Sague & Jai Arun Ravine in conversation about adjacency:

Gabriel’s book:

Jim Thompson, the Unsolved Mystery:

Information about W. Somerset Maugham in Thailand: