Jul 28, 2020
In this episode, I spoke with poet kiki nicole about their manuscript, Autobiography of the boi Venus which not published (yet!), their embroidery work, film work, and current interests.
kiki nicole is a Black, Queer, and Non-binary multimedia artist and poet based in Charlotte, North Carolina.. They’ve received invitations to fellowships such as Pink Door Writing Retreat, The Watering Hole, and Winter Tangerine. kiki nicole is currently a reader for Muzzle Magazine. They work to explore a Black, queer, femme & genderless universe that un/bodies, un/genders, & re/news, kiki hopes to lend a voice for the void in which Black femmes not only exist in plain view, but thrive.
Media, artists, books, etc mentioned in this episode:
Winter Tangerine’s fellowship program
ariella tai’s "she's not going to get more dead"
the first + the last, a experimental film/video and new media arts project for Black femmes, women, and non-men that kiki and ariella co-curate
Katherine McKittrick's Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle
“Stitches in Time” quilt exhibition, was not at the museum
M. Norbese Philips's Zong!
Gríma Wormtongue from The Lord of the Rings
Toni Morrison’s Beloved
Naked and Afraid reality series
Xandria Phillips's HULL
adrienne marie brown's Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (Emergent Strategy)
Big Thief’s "Not"
noname’s “Song 33”
kiki's syllabus “Into a New Year.” kiki notes “This is a syllabus of mine that I think ties a lot into what I was trying to convey near the end about preparing for a new world.”
kiki’s pdf library “blk thots~” to decolonize your bookshelves!
The sound of waves breaking is Sylvester's “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).”
This episode was edited and social media managed by Mitchel Davidovitz.
Stay safe, everyone!!