"Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write yourself. Your body must be heard."
"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity."
"You think killing is hard? Try healing. You can break something in two seconds but it can take forever to fix it."
-Beatriz at Dinner
"People have a need to feel their pain. Very often pain is the beginning of a great deal of awareness. As an energy, it awakens consciousness."
"There are two kinds of suffering. The kind that you turn and face, and the kind that you run from that follows you everywhere."
"When pain transgresses the limits it becomes medicine."
-Mizra Asadulla Ghalib
“How people feel, what they feel, what breaks them, how trauma resonates through their lives . . . that’s a legitimate space in poetry.”
"Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief."
"intense autobiography. mutual aid., light touch. land-escape / soundscape. a charged space. building the dream house that is the body, where we live. self-organization as a devotional act. poetry as radical organizing. What forms do we create in crisis, from crisis? What forms nourish us, heal us, free us to live?"