a re-introduction of sorts, about autistic and plural rhetoric
we (our collective, we're plural) have this book of poems we want to publish. this would be our third.
we're kinda...sighs, disregulated as heck about this.
the thing we really don't like is that, as it turns out, writing with autistic and plural rhetoric (see melanie yergeau's "authoring autism" and julia miele rodas' "autistic disturbances" for in-depth exploration of autistic rhetoric and agency) doesn't really...ok.
Reading bad writing is a good idea, for the same reason that watching bad shows and playing bad games are. Especially if you're a writer, but for readers as well. It teaches you what can work, by showing you what doesn't work.
By "bad", we mean not having workable plots, character development, story lines, themes, etc. For all forms of media that follow that approach.
The Space NDN’s Star Map
Does anyone have any recommendations for literature that’s not from Europe or America, with available English translations or originally written in English?
I’m interested in reading worldwide fiction, but I don’t know much about books as most of my friends aren’t big readers. I’m not very picky, but I don’t like graphically sexually explicit work. (Think: R-rated is fine, X-rated is not.)
"Art is never an end in itself; it is only a tool for blazing life lines, in other words, all of those real becomings that are not produced only in art, and all of those active escapes that do not consist in fleeing into art, taking refuge in art... instead sweep it away with them towards the realms of the asignifying, asubjective, and faceless"
inconsistency between his thin fingers
This refined humorist
The First National Bank, Orange County
Discussion - Cultural Socialization and Osmosis
Now, why did I have this thought? The idea that a character previously Cis or Straight can't come out LGBT+ is frankly absurd.
I don't care how they acted, cultural osmosis and socialization is a fucking thing. Denying it ignores the pages of evidence and real-world examples, people want to be what they perceive as 'Normal' so of course they try to play and live the role.
Does that make them wrong or out of character if they come out Trans, Gay, Lesbians, Bi or whatever no, it does not. It just means they were very good at denial.
Discussion - Cultural Socialization and Osmosis
So I 've been thinking this whole idea where Cis people don't realize the extent of cultural socialization and more. Since I tried so hard to be a manly man like obsessing on it to such a degree even minor gestures or more if they were feminine I immediately tried to stop myself.
So why is it impossible to believe previous 'straight' people realize they are gay, no, lesbian or myriad of others. They likely tried so hard to be 'straight' and even if they married likely just wanted so bad to be 'normal'. In other words, they tried so hard to fit in the box because they believed the box was the only thing. Now they know different.
Reminders for the
You’re more than what you make.
Your productivity does not determine your value.
It’s okay to do nothing sometimes.
Not everything you do has to result in a product.
Not everything you make has to be important, significant, or even good.
You can make things just for yourself.
You can keep secrets for yourself, whether it’s not posting some of your projects or not sharing your
You’re allowed to say no.
You’re allowed to rest.
reminder that the performance/reading event for the class I teach on computational creative writing at NYU is tonight (7pm in Manhattan) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/byte-your-tongue-readings-and-performances-from-reading-and-writing-electronic-text-tickets-61425631718 specifically designed to appeal to the perhaps narrow but always amazing intersection of "people interested in computation" and "people interested in the literary arts." and, uh, in this case, "people who are in NYC and able to attend tonight." but if you're in that intersection, I tell you what, this event is FOR YOU
there'll be a reading/performance event for my computer-generated poetry class at NYU this thursday: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/byte-your-tongue-readings-and-performances-from-reading-and-writing-electronic-text-tickets-61425631718 it's at 721 Broadway in Manhattan, 7pm, free admission. I'm really excited about the work and the students this semester—if you're in NYC I hope you can be there!
Poetry Is Not Revolution by Xarí Rivera Maya
"Without being prescriptive, [Wendy] Trevino’s work delivers useful advice, helping comrades recognize each other. Rather than projecting an ideal onto a political situation, Trevino works from the streets outward. When she writes “[c]op cars on fire. It’s inevitable. Maybe we’ll see each other,” you really feel it."
Autistic + plural rhetoric, poetics and prose.
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