TIES is excited to announce DEVOURING EMPIRES, an evening of poetry by Demian DinéYazhi’ @heterogeneoushomosexual and Joss Barton @ganjacum_! Join us Thursday, July 28 at 7 pm CDT for this virtual event hosted by TIES and @centernativefutures. Register for free at the link in our bio or bit.ly/devour7
Devouring Empires is a Trans, Non-Binary, and Queer futurist poetic offering and call for liberation through the endurance performance poetry of Indigenous Diné artist Demian DinéYazhi´(they/them) and Trans artist Joss Barton (she/her).
Demian DinéYazhi´’s WE LEFT THEM NOTHING is an homage to 90s nihilistic pessimism written between 2018 and 2021. Their long form poetry is a testament to decay and destruction of colonial structures as a regenerative force necessary for rebirth, transition, and survival. Their performance is a ceremonial offering to sacrit Indigenous Land, QTNB2S ancestors, and the reclamation of suppressed power.
Joss Barton’s poem The Wagons Ain’t Here Yet… is a collection of visions, hallucinations, dispatches, and warnings from the fourth dimension. Written in 2017, Wagons is a psychedelic diary of transsexual femme longing, drugs, sexual desires, and ancestral possession. Mixing spoken word, projection art, and drag her stage performance is both a call to arms and a ts oracle prophecy for America.
Devouring Empires seeks to hasten the destruction of global systems of power by liberating the untold and defiant stories of our resilience and survival as indigenous and transgender peoples through the powerful medium of physical and performance poetry, drag artistry, and sacred forms of queer prophecy and protest. for