The poems of out of a wilderness of tangled cables are experimental poems, political poems, and, above all, they are love poems. These poems form a cry from within the rotting walls of a building patrolled by racist landlords for a future without hierarchies, where none of us are marginalized or left in isolation. The language of these restless, splintered near-sonnets weaves together recurring natural scenes, fragments of the Spanish I once spoke at home, ghosts of the love and life-saving conversations I've shared with trans women, echoes of the ever-present surveillance (the digital, the internalized, the cisgender) that haunts our every move, and a bloody, vengeful prayer for the end of all that profits from our suffering. You can read drafts of the poems here and here.
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