Forlorn & Forming Self: Off the Cuff with Jahmal B. Golden

  Mother of Yves, Jahmal B. Golden is iconic in our community of creators in New York City. They are brilliant, creative and out-here, dedicated to bringing femme community together. Among many commitments, Jahmal curates Fox Wedding, a reading and performance series in Brooklyn and has work forthcoming in The New Museum in collaboration with RAGGA NYC. I was thrilled when they offered to share with Apogee­ Journal their collection in advance of its publication. Yves, Ide, Solstice (Easy Village Publishing) chronicles losing at love in triptych-form. It explores the ways in which love (or losing at it) complicates perceptions of self and identity-formation. Yves, Ide, Solstice launches this April.


Registration required. Enroll here.   APRIL 19, 7-9 PM: Naomi Jackson APRIL 22, 11-1 PM: Joey De Jesus APRIL 22, 2-4 PM: Alexandra Watson, Raluca Albu & Safia Jama MAY 3, 7-9 PM: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan MAY 6, 11-1 PM: Mahogany Browne MAY 6, 2-4 PM: Chinelo Okparanta MAY 17, 7-9 PM: Robert Lopez MAY 20, 11-1 PM: Stacy Parker La Melle MAY 20, 2-4 PM: JP Howard     **All workshops will be held at the James E. Davis Arts Building at 80 Hanson Place. The space is ADA compliant, wheelchair accessible. Interpreter available upon request. Please email and let us know how we can make the series more accessible to you.**

Under a Scrupulous Light: An Interview with Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Sueyeun Juliette Lee has produced some of my favorite poetry. Hers is a craft that inspires me to endeavor deeper. She’s a phenomenal poet, whose work I deeply admire and respect, so when she offered to share an excerpt from “Relinquish the Sky” with Apogee Journal for Issue 8, I was ecstatic. Of Lee’s work, Bhanu Kapil says, “ A ‘great disturbance.’ A ‘magnetic delivery.’ Hold your breath in the bathtub: to ‘alter weather patterns.’ To belie: a ‘longing,’ the ‘discrepancy,’ how the light itself accrues a ‘stop-motion’ brilliance in the moment…” Lee’s “Relinquish the Sky” leads with the piece, “Daylight, No Grief”, which begins as a mote of a light permeates across distance from its absolute origin, catalyzing her inquiry. In her piece, Lee approximates origins against lack and the monstering potential of a cultural orphan grief.
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