Episode 21: Undocupoets Part 1 — Christopher Soto aka Loma
Rachel Zucker talks with author of the chapbook Sad Girl Poems and co-founder of Undocupoets Christopher Soto, aka Loma, about their experience at NYU, the exploitation of pain and sadness of poets of color, the pressure on poets of color and queer poets to write a certain kind of poem or a embrace a certain kind of content, the redistribution of money, and the presence of the physical body in activism. They talk about literary activism, including Loma's Tour to End Queer Youth Homelessness, Latinas Against Everyone, Undocupoets, and the role of literature in building the human.
EXTRA RESOURCES FOR EPISODE 21
Publications by Christopher Soto aka Loma
Sad Girl Poems by Loma (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2016)
Other Books, Projects and Writers Mentioned in the Episode [Part One]
Citizen by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf, 2014)
Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid by Frank B. Wilderson III (Duke University Press, 2015)
Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America by Saidaiya Hartman (Oxford University Press, 1997)
Against Innocence by Jackie Wang (Semiotext(e))
Want to know more? Do more?
Here’s some links to get you started, thanks to Marcelo, Javier, Janine and Loma. If you donate to one of these institutions during the month of March and shares your receipt with us, we will send you a book of poetry!: