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Chaun Webster - GeNtry!fication
Poet and graphic designer Chaun Webster draws from an interest in the work of sign in graffiti, the layering of collage, and the visuality of text. These methods are used in Webster’s work to investigate race – specifically the instability of blackness and black subjectivities, geography, memory, and the body. Correspondingly much of these investigations engage the question of absence, how to archive what is missing from the landscape particularly as a number of communities watch in real...
On October 24th at the Loft Literary Center I had the opportunity to interview Joseph Rios on his new collection, Shadowboxing. Joseph Rios was born and raised in Clovis, CA. He is the author of The Opening Bell (Achiote Press) and Shadowboxing: Poems and Impersonations (Omnidawn, 2017). He is a recipient of the John K Walsh residency fellowship from Notre Dame and a VONA alumnus. He is the founder of Doña Helen’s, a poet’s residency at his grandparents’ longtime home in the San Joaquin...
Ashley Fairbanks. Talking about Murals and Standing Rock
Ashley Fairbanks is an Anishinaabe woman and citizen of the White Earth Nation. The podcast centers her work brining attention to the killing of Philando Castile and protests at Standing Rock in North Dakota. Ashley is an inspiration in how she introduces art to center and process the pain of the realities of our fights against police brutality, white supremacy and various other ills of capital.