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heather hughes
i make books. poet. host: poem space series. associate acq editor: . letterpress printer & tutor: . 305 til i die. 🐊
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Randy Browne 10h
Excellent event with Vincent Brown about Tacky's Revolt thanks to and RIGHT NOW:
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heather hughes Jun 30
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heather hughes Jun 30
“holding onto something... that hasn’t yet realized its own end.”
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heather hughes Jun 30
Replying to @kristinhersh
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heather hughes Jun 30
“could you ever really live in this house, could you ever live in a body?” “nerve endings”
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Keith S. Wilson Jun 30
white supremacy is the power to make your race (whiteness) SO invisible that you can actually begin to primarily identify your life as being your career (bar owner = bar lives matter, police = blue lives matter) rather than you actual mf-ing body
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PEN America Jun 30
"The most significant part of this study has been learning from formerly and currently incarcerated artists, and their loved ones and allies." Check out this week's Temperature Check to read our interview with Nicole R. Fleetwood about her new book: .
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Mehrsa Baradaran Jun 30
I love that Netflix is doing this and I extra love that my book inspired their donation. And also this is just a start: The combined assets of black-owned U.S. banks amount to “a bad weekend for JPMorgan Chase revenue-wise,” Professor Baradaran said.
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heather hughes Jun 30
Replying to @birdmaddgirl
i have questions too about power structures & other hierarchies & practices. i have questions about participating in the current terms of engagement / rewriting them for poetry as a part of a larger literary & publishing & US cultural landscape. lots of questions
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heather hughes Jun 30
Replying to @birdmaddgirl
some institutions/orgs do these things and more. there are inconsistent but not insignificant efforts by others. how do we continue to shift the momentum? how do we make practices that sustain poetry standard throughout the ecosystem?
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heather hughes Jun 30
Replying to @birdmaddgirl
what happens if bookstores give poetry better visibility, carry more & varied stock? what happens if best seller & other lists include poetry? what if book clubs put poetry in the mix? what if the cultural conversation around poetry integrated rather than separated & rarified?
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heather hughes Jun 30
Replying to @birdmaddgirl
mentioned below, rephrase: i’m not convinced that ‘there is no money in poetry’ or that it is less marketable than other genres. i do not see publishing as an industry putting effort into poetry. what does the audience for poetry look like if the whole ecosystem invests in it?
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heather hughes Jun 30
Replying to @Eupatria
there’s a whole machinery beyond publishers involved. why is poetry typically excluded from best seller and other lists? (for instance) where do bookstores put the poetry section and how much space do they devote to it? why don’t book clubs mix poetry in more often?
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heather hughes Jun 30
Replying to @Eupatria
‘there’s no money in poetry’ is an assumption that i am not convinced is as fixed as the industry claims. nor am i convinced it has not been, in part, turned into a self-fulfilling prophecy
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heather hughes Jun 30
Replying to @Eupatria
two things that i have question marks about: 1) many poetry book sales are under the table, poet to poet. these are not accounted in the same way by publishing as an industry writ large. 2) how many book sales are lost due to contest fees? (which are often each ~2 books in $)
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heather hughes Jun 29
Replying to @birdmaddgirl
my own answer to this has something to do with tension and release (it is a break, after all) & with openmindedness
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Chris Dwan (he/him) Jun 29
Replying to @somershade1
As I said earlier: 105/?
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Derrick Rice Jun 29
Somerville City Council addresses police department budget, starting ~now (6pm). A strong (virtual) showing by the public would send a clear message. Register in the link below, and follow this thread for some highlights (err, lowlights?)
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