Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race (Interview with Dr. Genevieve Carpio)
"I always found it very stark—the inequities between places like Claremont and Pomona. I wanted to know more about how that's built into the landscape, why and what we can do about it."
she just moved to LA
It is 1:00 in the morning on a Saturday night, I am in a UCLA In-N-Out Burger, and I want a strawberry milkshake. I’m going to get a #3 combo (raw onions, hold the tomato) and I want a strawberry milkshake.
I bought a grapefruit today. After a four-month hiatus from the supermarket. Time created a yearning for errands I once dreaded.
"The books I’ve been most drawn to aren’t books that are healing but books that throw me off, that break things apart and break things up and disturb me. I don’t think I go to literature to be healed, exactly, and I don’t think that’s the reason I write, either."
unearthing a wormhole
upon which your footprints
Self Portrait, Dreaming
Where did I put my mind after cleaning everything
and beginning to grow a watermelon seed in it?
above the paperwhite expanse
one million incandescent suns
are in position
Sweat dripping like a broken faucet
Cleansing my breath...
How can you taste a routine?
Centuries of waking up,
Millenia of water boiling, tasting
Leaves us becoming human.
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