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Music for Desks: “Hearing Muted Music”

Shakira: “It’s not her fault that she’s so irresistible/ But all the damage she’s caused isn’t fixable.”

This brings quite the smirk to my face: the idea of a Latina pop superstar singing about two white titans of American art

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Worn Stories is out!

I’m excited and honored to be part of the Netflix series Worn Stories, based on the books by Emily Spivack.

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On continually learning from Audre Lorde

For the embattled 
there is no place  
that cannot be  
nor is  

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On CYRRCA’s eponymous debut album

Originally published in Quip Magazine Type in “CYRRCA musician” into Google and you won’t find much by way of a biography.  From the thirteen-tracks in this eponymous debut, which drops February 26, 2021, one can assume that CYRRCA is Russian and goes by he. There’s deliberate privacy curated around the artist CYRRCA, which seems in line with […]

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Dennis E. Staples’ debut novel This Town Sleeps

Originally published in Lambda Literary The writer Dennis E. Staples’ debut novel This Town Sleeps (Counterpoint Press) takes place on a 667-person Minnesota reservation town named Geshig. In a sparse and beautiful page-long prologue, we encounter a violent act against Kayden Kelliher, a 17-year-old Geshig High School basketball star. His death, brought on by gang violence and […]

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