I am so honored to get to speak with Vita E. Cleveland about her recent chapbook Dedications. The conversation, of course, wanders elsewhere: toward her percussion expertise, musings on art's intersection with activism, slut shaming in activist circles, and more.
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
- Kay Barrett
- Kit Yan
- Venus Selenite
- Linette Reeman
- Nik Moreno
This episode was edited by Mitchel Davidovitz, whose experimental audio work "Window of Normalization" you can check out at his bandcamp.
"The Sound of Waves Breaking" was Vita E's drum solo "Clave." You can listen to the entirety of "Clave" at her SoundCloud page.
Transcripts forthcoming, I promise!