All the travel, the conversations, the poems, the stories, the essays, the books—none of it prepared me for Gfi Gezati Ethiopa ab Ertra.
Prison Theatre and the High Stakes of Performance: Andrew Martinez in Conversation with Ashley Lucas
Whenever a performance actually happens, the very occurrence of getting everybody together and staging the play is in itself a miracle. When you start with those kinds of stakes, the theatre itself is primed for something truly wonderful.
Hit play below to hear Robert Lynn read his poem “On Account of Getting His Leg Broke by New York City” and scroll down for the full text. “On Account of Getting His Leg Broke by New York City” is featured in MQR’s Fall 2020 Issue. On Account of
The origin of the police is slave patrols. Human beings held in chattel slavery could not escape. Police were used to break strikes and make sure that people could not organize to have decent working conditions. So, the origins of the police were about protecting racial boundaries and protecting property.
One of the chief ways that language feels just vastly not up to the job is when I try to think about the divine, when I try to think about the power is greater than myself that governs my living and makes me want to live in a way that is counter to my nature.