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See You on the Other Side: Journey Poems for Fugitive Intellectuals

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be8d1fc926e01b60141982944e8c123cAs we closed our How She Knew: Fugitive Epistemologies Intensive last week at Brilliance Remastered, we meditated on the queer distance between here and free.  Is it time?  Is it space?  What other forms of materiality and relation grace the distance?  Using writing as a reflective surface, sound as a place to go and poetry as a skeleton architecture (ask Audre Lorde about that) we looked across.  Using actual mirrors we looked in, we relearned the frame, we time-traveled and teleported to earlier and future possible truths.   Between here and free?  It seems like a distance charted through triangulation (but that happened already), maybe more like a circle.  Probably technically a sphere.  Ask Zora. It’s somewhere (here.)

We offer our closing poem as a map and journey-song for our fellow fugitives.  And of course if you want to see if all there is between here and free is layers and layers of attenuated meaning (ask Spillers about that) and dirt (ask Alice) join us this week for Dig: Womanist Archeologies.  Today is the last day to sign up.  ❤

See you on the other side.

Love,

Sista Docta Lex

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See You on the Other Side: Journey Poems for Fugitive Intellectuals

by the participants in the How She Knew: Fugitive Epistemologies Webinar

  

the voice that never died

see you on the other side

deep seating knowing, never forgotten

see you on the other side

being here for you and me and all at the same time

see you on the other side

heart’s wanderings

see you on the other side

togetherness

see you on the other side

new limits

see you on the other side

more questions

see you on the other side

the story of Ferdinand

see you on the other side

all bills autopayed from an account that never overdrafts

see you on the other side

joy in the morning

see you on the other side

my bald and brilliant brain

see you on the other side

smiling brightly

see you on the other side

exercises of freedom

see you on the other side

sunshine on my belly

see you on the other side

baby foreheads

see you on the other side

new flesh

see you on the other side

freedom’s free child

see you on the other side

Alaina’s dreams

see you on the other side

creative presence of praxis

see you on the other side

Ouida’s farm

see you on the other side

graduation day

see you on the other side

great grandma’s story

see you on the other side

generationing

see you on the other side

all my people and the people they bring

see you on the other side

beautifully aging

see you on the other side

love and life from the eyes of an 11 year old

see you on the other side

sweetness everlasting

see you on the other side

the free and naked future

see you on the other side

the food that feeds us fully

see you on the other side

us whole

see you on the other side

the gathered grateful generations

see you on the other side

everyone who ever lived helping to free us

see you on the other side

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