Heartaches. NYTimes: “Crackdown on Protests” Live feed on Reddit #OccupyHK * [Oct 4] Earlier in the week I wrote something about HK, it’s in The Rumpus. Doesn’t articulate everything I am trying to sort out, but it is a piece of it. [Oct 16] “Umbrella/Shield Poetics”: more processing on the HK protests at the Kundiman […]
For example: “Class struggle” is codified differently within particular historical/cultural contexts. In China, or among those who left (escaped) during the Cultural Revolution, it means Mao and the Red Guards, a corrupt government, a widespread trauma. As a child, “Communism” was only ever a terrible Evil, and it was a surprise when I got to […]
中秋節 Happy mooncake day! Mine was spent on a national seashore in a tent.
Two “Letters to Mao” are in the newest issue of Tin House. Especially tickled to be paperbound with hero Roxane Gay.