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FRIDAY FIELD NOTES  11


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:: This Week's Word on the Street ::  


"Field Theories masterminds the “neverhush,” and each poem makes a spectacular event of artful speech that dances on the ridgeline of this brilliant poets’ history, heart, and intellect. And while she cuts to the quick, all swift-witted and informed, what I admire most is Bashir’s dexterous language, how she aligns our bodies to a vernacular sense of ourselves, knowing that the world is more than empty signs and algorithms, and that we need to ever engineer the widest possible love the world has ever seen."

-MAJOR JACKSON
Author of Holding Company, Hoops,
and Leaving Saturn

FIELD THEORIES - one -

FIELD THEORIES
- one -

"i bear the long silence of my own extinction"
|| movement by keyon gaskin + filmed with Roland Dahwen Wu & Patua Films ||

- SNEAK PEEK INTO THE FIELDS -
New Poems & Stories from Top Portland Writers

A wonderful gift to find Field Theories' "Synchronous rotation" sharing
a gorgeous 
Portland Monthly Summer Reading 2016 feature with two
fierce poets—
Anis Mojgani + Elyse Fenton—along with fiction by
Diana Abu-Jaber, Margaret Malone, and David Shafer.


Hear us all pontificate wildly "...on Place, Poetry, and Old Portland"
here on
Portland Monthly's summer podcast edition.
FIELD THEORIES
SAMIYA BASHIR

Publication date: March 1st 2017

Nightboat Books
Distributed by UPNE (www.upne.com)
Paper $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-937658-63-2
6.25 x 8 in 128 pages Poetry
 
Publicity contact:
Stephen Motika at info@nightboat.org or 718-930-1062

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These poems span lyric, narrative, dramatic, and multi-media experience, engaging their containers while pushing against their constraints
 
Field Theories wends its way through quantum mechanics, chicken wings, Newports, and love, melding blackbody theory (idealized perfect absorption vs. the whitebody’s idealized reflection) with live Black bodies. 

Woven through experimental lyrics is a heroic crown of sonnets that wonders about love, intent, identity, hybridity, and how we embody these interstices.

Albert Murray said, “the second law of thermodynamics ain’t nothin but the blues.” So what is the blue of how we treat each other, ourselves, and the world, of how the world treats us?
MAPPING THE FIELD  ::  NEXT UP . . .
FIELD THEORIES
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Coming to NOLA for the New Year!
 
Be among the first to see the new film as a part of a special star-filled screening of all four FIELD THEORIES films to date!

Keep an eye on my Events Page
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to find out when and where 
the new video will debut
during the holiday week!
Photo Credit: Kenan Banks
Samiya Bashir’s books of poetry: Field Theories (Spring 2017), Gospel, and Where the Apple Falls, and anthologies, including Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art, exist.

Sometimes she makes poems of dirt.

Sometimes zeros and ones.

Sometimes variously rendered text.

Sometimes light.

She lives in Portland, Ore, with a magic cat who shares her obsessions with trees and blackbirds and occasionally crashes her classes and poetry salons at
Reed College.
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