I got to talk on the phone with poet Kenyatta JP Garcia and their most recent collection Slow Living.
Kenyatta JP Garcia is the author of They Say, Slow Living and ROBOT. JP was raised in Brooklyn but currently resides in Albany, N.Y. where they received degrees in English and linguistics. They are an editor at both Rigorous and Five 2 One Literary Magazine. In a past life, they were a cook for about a dozen years. In this modern incarnation, they get paid to put boxes on shelves by night and by day they read comics, pine, worry, and attempt to craft something worth reading.
Artists, Music, and Writers Mentioned in This Month's Episode:
- JP's Website
- Slow Living
- ROBOT: The Waste Land Reimagined
- Yawning on the Sands
- Frank O'Hara
- Oscar Wilde
- Jean Genet
- Alice Notley
- an article about queer death in the media, not the article JP mentioned, but hopefully helps some
- Michael Sikkemma
- Danielle Pafunda
- Mark Lamoureux
- H.D.'s Helen in Egypt
- Moss Angel Witchmonstr
- Jean Toomer's Cane
- Here by Richard McGuire (not Bill Kartalopoulos like I said in the episode!!)
- Hank Williams Sr.
- Joy Division
- Brooklyn Radio's History of Hip-hop
- Johnny Cash & Family "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
- Claes Oldenburg
- Andy Warhol
- If you can, check out Dr. Schoerke's essay, "The Divided Heart," specifically examines the sentimentality-vs-modernism forced schism more clearly than how I articulated it
The Sound of Waves Breaking is this sound effect of Time Travel.
This episode was edited by Mitchel Davidovitz.