Title: Why are they so afraid of the lotus? (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 2)
Author(s)/Editor(s): Jeanne Gerrity, Kim Nguyen
Publisher: Sternberg Press
What does the promise of “speaking nearby” rather than “speaking about” look like today? What are the politics of hospitality? What are the problematics of “postfeminism,” and how do we challenge the West as the authoritative subject of feminist knowledge? What are the ways that language can be a site of rupture? How do we generate mistrust in the “well-written,” and how can poetry be a radical act of refusal? How can we be subjects that believe in land and not borders? What influence has technology and digital space had on the “making and unmaking of identity”? How do we navigate a cyclical eruption of decolonizations?
Texts by DIVYA MEHRA, LESLIE MARMON SILKO, TRINH T. MINH-HA, MEI-MEI BERSSENBRUGGE, JULIO GARCÍA ESPINOSA, SKY HOPINKA, RANU MUKHERJEE, TISA BRYANT, KATHERINE MCKITTRICK & ALEXANDER G. WEHELIYE, FRANTZ FANON, CHRISTINA SHARPE, KAMEELAH JANAN RASHEED, SIMONE BROWNE, ASTRIA SUPARAK, CHRISTINE WANG, CAMILLE RANKINE, KATHY ZARUR, DIONNE BRAND, RENEE GLADMAN, ANGIE MORRILL, EVE TUCK, TAMARA SUAREZ PORRAS, WENDY XU, AMY FUNG, SHYLAH PACHECO HAMILTON, STEFFANI JEMISON, THERESA HAK KYUNG CHA