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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: 

Oct 27, 2016

I am so honored to get to speak with Vita E. Cleveland about her recent chapbook Dedications. The conversation, of course, wanders toward her percussion expertise, musings on art's intersection with activism, slut shaming in activist circles, and more. 

Notes of Poets Mentioned in this episode:
Vita E's tumblr
Vita E's youtube
Vita's new ebook, Dedications
Saul Williams
J Mase III
Regie Cabico 
Kavindu Ade
awQward Talent Agency
TaneshaNicole Tyler's performance at TED Talk
Timothy DuWhite
CeCe McDonald giving a talk at the Humanist Hall
Dane Figueroa Edidi
Ashleigh Shackelford
Capturing Fire 2016
Edited by: Mitchel Davidovitz, whose experimental audio work you can check out at his bandcamp
"The Sounds of Waves Breaking" was Vita E's drum solo "Clave." You can listen to the entirety of "Clave" at her SoundCloud page. 
Transcripts forthcoming.