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FRIDAY FIELD NOTES  4


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:: This Week's Word on the Street ::  


“Samiya Bashir is a master architect whose work, Field Theories, demands radical re-envisioning of our interior spaces (our recursive patterns, our haunted corners, our windowless capitulations) and our exterior structures (as lovers, as trickster-healers, as soul citizens). Reading these poems, I shouted, cried, and laughed aloud, returning, again and again to the core truths that we know so much more than you or I ever could, and that time and space, both mutable, beg anew for our brave, shaping touch.”

-DANIEL ALEXANDER JONES

FIELD THEORIES - five -
FIELD THEORIES
- five -
 
|| movement by keyon gaskin + filmed with Roland Dahwen Wu & Patua Films ||
- SNEAK PEEK INTO THE FIELDS -

Printed by Tracy Schlapp @ Cumbersome Multiples for collaborative poetry performance at Poetry Press Week F/W 2014.
FIELD THEORIES
SAMIYA BASHIR

Publication date: March 1st 2017

Nightboat Books
Distributed by UPNE (www.upne.com)
Paper $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-937658-63-2
6.25 x 8 in 128 pages Poetry
 
Publicity contact:
Stephen Motika at info@nightboat.org or 718-930-1062

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These poems span lyric, narrative, dramatic, and multi-media experience, engaging their containers while pushing against their constraints
 
Field Theories wends its way through quantum mechanics, chicken wings, Newports, and love, melding blackbody theory (idealized perfect absorption vs. the whitebody’s idealized reflection) with live Black bodies. 

Woven through experimental lyrics is a heroic crown of sonnets that wonders about love, intent, identity, hybridity, and how we embody these interstices.

Albert Murray said, “the second law of thermodynamics ain’t nothin but the blues.” So what is the blue of how we treat each other, ourselves, and the world, of how the world treats us?
MAPPING THE FIELD  ::  NEXT UP . . .
WRITERS RESIST
Portland Edition!


Sunday, January 15, 2017
6:00pm  8:00pm
Aladdin Theater 


On January 15, 2017, writers across the United States and in Europe will come together for Writers Resist, a “re-inauguration” of our shared commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy. Writers Resist events, large and small, will be held in dozens of locations throughout the US and the world.


Join me and "Dear Sugars" Cheryl Strayed, Steve Almond, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Zahir Janmohamed, Cooper Lee-Bombardier, Lidia Yuknavitch, Cari Luna, and more greatness at The Aladdin Theater, from 6pm - 8pm. 

TICKETS SOLD OUT!


Read the SF Chronicle's write-up about the international event here!
Photo Credit: Kenan Banks
Samiya Bashir’s books of poetry: Field Theories (Spring 2017), Gospel, and Where the Apple Falls, and anthologies, including Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art, exist.

Sometimes she makes poems of dirt.

Sometimes zeros and ones.

Sometimes variously rendered text.

Sometimes light.

She lives in Portland, Ore, with a magic cat who shares her obsessions with trees and blackbirds and occasionally crashes her classes and poetry salons at
Reed College.
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