Lisbeth White’s poem, “Myth, Seminal,” appeared in Apogee Issue 13 alongside another poem of hers, “Fixed.” “Myth, Seminal,” writes into and through “re-membering,” writing into flight, memory, “oceanic ache.” The poem rejects the white supremacist gaze of Greek mythology, noting that Icarus is “still the wrong reference point for you”—instead writing towards “how gorgeous the black of your skin,” making a memory that boldly, beautifully creates its own present(ce) as well.
Lisbeth White is a poet, expressive arts therapist and elemental healer. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, The Rumpus, Kweli, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, and elsewhere. In both her creative and healing work, she explores and celebrates the poignant and potent relationships between Black women of color and the natural world.
Proceeds to to Lisbeth White and The Acorn Center for Freedom. Broadside measures 8.5" x 11" and is printed by Radix Media in Brooklyn.