"I'm always playing with sound, trying to find the line, and letting language lead me somewhere. I'm satisfied with what I've found when the real shit pops up, and that's what I can revise toward. Black feminist writers taught me the urgency, political potency, and transformative power of truth-telling, and the only truth I'm interested in is accessed through vulnerability—I'm skeptical of its other origins."
Apogee Issue 15 features work by Kimberly Alidio, Hari Alluri, LaKela Brown, Dannielle Bowman, Bryan Byrdlong, Jade Cho, Chantal Feitosa, Jenna Gribbon, Karen Gu, Joselia Rebekah Hughes, Maryam Kazeem, Mihee... Read More
I found Villanueva to be ahead of his time, working a craft that would be called “meta-modern” by some, an innovative style in which the reader participates in the process of the author’s work. I was immediately taken by its apparent simplicity, which caused his work to stand apart from most of the poetry I knew from my island. I would later find out that he was ahead of his time in the art of letters in Puerto Rico.