He Said, She Said: Rainer Maria Rilke

“For the sake of a few lines one must see many cities, men and things. One must know the animals, one must feel how the birds fly and know the gesture with which the small flowers open in the morning. One must be able to think back to roads in unknown regions, to unexpected meetings … Continue reading

Eyes Wide Open

Let us spill Fill the word with our scrawlings And remember Every surface is our scripture Even when they cut our tongues We find ways to speak We use our blood as ink Just think of all the things we could speak into being If we stayed awake long enough to dream with our eyes … Continue reading

Art Files: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Bornday: Scorpio, 32 years old Birthplace: Queens, New York Medium: Performance (hip hop theatre, spoken word, oral tradition, movement) Alma Mater: Morehouse College Relevant Themes: Fatherhood, identity, diaspora, immigration, hip hop It was 2004, the night before the second inauguration of George W. Bush and Lisa and I took a trip to New York City … Continue reading