Where does one person’s language end and another’s begin? Where does language live in our bodies? What is radical listening? What do we hear when we practice it, and how does it spark us to communicate differently? What does cross-language activist practice have to learn from experiments in poetic expression? Where might writing processes contribute to and be informed by social justice organizing efforts across language, race, nationality, immigration status, and other kinds of patently false yet perilously real borders? During the first ten years of their collaborative practice, Antena Aire founders Jen Hofer and John Pluecker have co-created manifestos, how-to guides, performances scores and improvised poems, translations, and essays—working from their home cities of Los Angeles and Houston respectively— which for the first time are collected here in one volume.
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