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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.

WRITING RESISTANCE

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 editors@apogeejournal.org 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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